Trigonholaspis salti, female, ex Trigona amalthea, Colombia (after Vitzthum, 1930) title=
Fig. 1. Trigonholaspis salti, female, ex Trigona amalthea, Colombia (after Vitzthum, 1930). Click to enlarge

Bee Mites : Acari : Parasitiformes : Mesostigmata : Macrochelidae : Trigonholaspis

Trigonholaspis salti Vitzthum, 1930

Trigonholaspis salti Vitzthum in Salt, 1929: 447 (nomen nudum); Vitzthum, 1930: 301, Figs 10-13; Baker & Wharton, 1952: 69 (mention); Krantz, 1962: 161; Flechtmann & Camargo, 1979: 315 (mention); Eickwort, 1988: 329 (listed in table); Krantz, 1998: 106.

Identification. See key here.

Hosts. Trigona amalthea (Olivier, 1789).

Distribution. Colombia: Magdalena.

Biology. Collected in the nest of Trigona amalthea.

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