This survey was carried out on the genus Macrocheles in Kelkit Valley, Turkey, during 2007-2012. Seven species, M. Muscaedomesticae (Scopoli, 1772); M. Glaber (Müller, 1860); M. Perglaber Filipponi and Pegazzano, 1962; M. Scutatus (Berlese, 1904); M. Merdarius (Berlese, 1889); M. Subbadius (Berlese, 1904); and M. Robustulus (Berlese, 1904), were recorded from the valley. M. Perglaber, M. Scutatus, and M. Subbadius are first records for the Turkish fauna. Original drawings and diagnoses for all known species of the genus from the valley are included. In addition, an identification key to the Turkish species of Macrocheles is provided here.
Acari, Macrochelidae, Macrocheles, new records, Kelkit Valley, Turkey
ÖZBEK, HASAN HÜSEYİN; BAL, DURMUŞ ALİ; and DOĞAN, SALİH
"The genus Macrocheles Latreille (Acari: Mesostigmata: Macrochelidae) from Kelkit Valley (Turkey), with three newly recorded mite species,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 39:
5, Article 5.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol39/iss5/5