<I>Sennertia elseni</I>, phoretic deutonymph (HK 85-0117-002)
Fig. 1. Sennertia elseni, phoretic deutonymph (HK 85-0117-002) Click to enlarge

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

Sennertia elseni Fain, 1971

Sennertia elseni Fain, 1971: 266 (holotype and 8 paratype HDNs in MRAC; description of HDN, collected from 1st metasomal segment); Klimov & OConnor, 2008: 228
Sennertia (Sennertia) elseni: Fain, 1981a: 161, Figs 20, 21, 23, 71 (included in key, assigned to cerambycina group); OConnor, 1993a: 362 (generic-level character acquisition); Haitlinger, 1999: 59

Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) caffra (Linnaeus, 1767) (as Mesotrichia olivacea) (type host)
Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) calens Lepeletier, 1841 (Madagascar)
Melanempis sp. (Madagascar) (cleptoparasitic bee of the subfamily Nomadinae)
(Fain, 1971; Fain & Pauly, 2001)
Distribution. Democratic Republic of the Congo: Bas-Congo (Muanda) (as "Moanda") (type locality); Madagascar (Fain, 1971; Fain & Pauly, 2001).


Fain, A. 1971. Nouveaux hypopes du genre Sennertia Oudemans,1905. (Acarina: Glycyphagidae). Bulletin et Annales de la Societe Royale d'Entomologie de Belgique.107: 264-271.
Fain, A. 1981. A revision of the phoretic deutonymphs (hypopi) of the genus Sennertia Oudemans, 1905 (Acari, Astigmata, Chaetodactylidae). Systematic Parasitology.3: 145-183.
Fain, A. & A. Pauly. 2001. Notes on phoretic deutonymphs of mites (Acari) associated with Old World Megachilidae and Anthophoridae (Insecta Hymenoptera), mainly from Madagascar 1. Families Chaetodactylidae, Acaridae, Histiostomatidae and Winterschmidtiidae (Astigmata). Belgian Journal of Entomology.3: 125-142.
Haitlinger, R. 1999. Sennertia herminae sp. n. (Acari, Astigmata: Chaetodactylidae) a phoretic mite associated with Xylocopa sp. (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae) from Madagascar. Folia Entomologica Hungarica.60: 57-59.
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.
OConnor, B. M. 1993. Generic relationships in the Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata) with description of a new genus. Acarologia.34: 345-362.



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