Bee Mites : Acari : Acariformes : Sarcoptiformes : Chaetodactylidae : Chaetodactylus

Chaetodactylus dalyi (Fain, 1974)

Chaetodactylus dalyi Fain, 1974a: 213 (holotype and 3 paratype HDNs in MRAC; short description of HDN); Klimov & OConnor, 2007: 826 (remark on morphology); Klimov & OConnor, 2008: 216 (included in key, Lithurgus pullatus and "L. aethiops" shown to be principal hosts)
Chaetodactylus (Chaetodactylus) dalyi: Fain, 1981b: 6, Figs. 5,6,11 (redescription of HDN, included in key, inconsistency with original locality data, emendation of paratype repository (IRSNB))

Material (show database records).
Ceratina (Pithitis) inermis Friese, 1905 (as Ceratina turneri) (type host, South Africa) (Fain, 1974a)
Ceratina sp. (Zimbabwe or Mozambique) (Fain, 1974a; Fain, 1981b)
Lithurgus pullatus Vachal, 1903 (Mozambique) (Klimov & OConnor , 2008)
Lithurgus aethiops (not found in ITIS) (Mozambique) (Klimov & OConnor , 2008)

Distribution (show map). South Africa: "Natal" (type locality), Limpopo ("Transvaal"), KwaZulu-Natal (Saint Lucia "Sta Lucia, Natal"), Zimbabwe (Fain, 1974a) or Mozambique (Fain, 1981b) was inconsistently indicated for the same paratype specimen ex Ceratina sp. (bee no 285); Mozambique (Klimov & OConnor , 2008).


Fain, A. 1974. Nouveaux hypopes phorétiques d'Hyménoptères africains (Acarina: Sarcoptiformes). Revue de Zoologie Africaine.88: 213-219.
Fain, A. 1981. Notes on the hypopi of the genus Chaetodactylus Rondani, 1866 (Acari, Chaetodactylidae). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique Entomologie.53: 1-9.
Klimov, P. B. & B. M. OConnor. 2007. Ancestral area analysis of chaetodactylid mites (Acari: Chaetodactylidae), with description of new early derivative genus and six new species from the Neotropics. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.100: 810-829.
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.



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