Authors: HASAN HÜSEYİN ÖZBEK, SALİH DOĞAN, DURMUŞ ALİ BAL
Abstract: This study was carried out on the genus Glyptholaspis in Kelkit Valley, Turkey, during 2007-2012. Three species, G. americana (Berlese, 1888), G. confusa (Foa, 1900), and G. saprophila Masan, 2003, were recorded from Kelkit Valley. G. americana has been previously recorded from Turkey; G. confusa and G. saprophila are first records for the Turkish fauna. The male of G. saprophila is described for the first time in this study. Original drawings for all known species of the genus from Kelkit Valley are included. Additionally, an identification key to the Turkish species of Glyptholaspis is given here.
Keywords: Macrochelid mites, Glyptholaspis, new records, Kelkit Valley, Turkey
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