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South African Acari. V. Some mites of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park

Magdalena K.P. Smith Meyer, E.A. Ueckermann

Koedoe; Vol 32, No 1 (1989), 1-24. doi: 10.4102/koedoe.v32i1.461

Submitted: 20 October 1989
Published:  20 October 1989


A check list of phytophagous and predaceous mites collected from the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park is given. Data on the habitat and distribution of the 12 known species are presented. The following 10 species are described for the first time: Typhlodromus eremicus, Bryobia orycustodia, B. birivularis, B. deserticola, Aplonobia plinthi, Neopetrobia burchelliae, N. convolvuli, N. lerichei, Aegyptobia odontipilis and Abrolophus spiculosus.

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Magdalena K.P. Smith Meyer, Plant Protection Research, South Africa
E.A. Ueckermann, Plant Protection Research, South Africa


Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, mites, Acari.


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