Bee Mites : Acari : Acariformes : Sarcoptiformes : Chaetodactylidae : Sennertia : Sennertia species

Sennertia dissimilis Zachvatkin, 1941

Sennertia dissimilis Zachvatkin, 1941: 385, Figs 658-660, 665 (holotype not designated, syntypes not found in ZIN; description of HDN, included in key, found with S. horrida and S. oudemansi); Fain, 1981a: 182 (redescription of HDN, stated that holotype in ZIN); Klimov & OConnor, 2008: 227; Okabe et al., 2010: 330

Hosts. Xylocopa (Biluna) nasalis Westwood, 1842 (as Xylocopa dissimilis) (type host)

Distribution. Japan (Zachvatkin, 1941). The bee host was probably originated from a Southeast or East Asian country occupied by Japan at the collection time (Okabe et al., 2010).


Fain, A. 1981. A revision of the phoretic deutonymphs (hypopi) of the genus Sennertia Oudemans, 1905 (Acari, Astigmata, Chaetodactylidae). Systematic Parasitology.3: 145-183.
Klimov, P. B. & B. M. OConnor. 2008. Morphology, evolution, and host associations of bee-associated mites of the family Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata), with a monographic revision of North American taxa. Miscellaneous Publications Museum of Zoology University of Michigan.199: 1-243.
Okabe, K., H. Masuya, K. Kawazoe & S. i. Makino. Invasion pathway and potential risks of a bamboo-nesting carpenter bee, Xylocopa tranquebarorum (Hymenoptera: Apidae), and its micro-associated mite introduced into Japan. Applied Entomology and Zoology.45: 329-337.



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