New species of Acarine fauna (Acarina: Mesostigmata) from Shevroy Range of Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India

C. Chinniah, M. Mohanasundaram


A study was conducted on the biodiversity of predatory acarines of Shevroy Range of Eastern of Ghat Biosphere of Tamil Nadu.  The study revealed the occurance of many new species of predatory acarine fauna, which includes three new species under the family Phytoseiidae and one from the family Cunaxidae inhabiting different flora.  All these species viz., Ablyseius camarae sp. nov., Phytoseius punicae sp. nov., P. strobilanthae sp. nov and Cunaxa eupatoriae sp. nov. have been described with illustrations in this paper.

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