|Additions to the mite fauna (Acari) of Sri Lanka|
|Paper ID : 1031-IPCA4 (R1)|
Omid Joharchi *1, Sergey G Ermilov2, Alexander A Khaustov2, Ismail Döker3, Vladimir A Khaustov2|
1Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO), Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia.
2Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO), Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
3Cukurova University, Agricultural Faculty, Department of Plant Protection, Acarology Lab, Adana, Turkey. / Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO), Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia.
|Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of biological endemism in the world because of its special topographic and climatic heterogeneity as well as its coastal influence. At present, the mites (Acari) of this country is poorly known, therefore, any new faunistical and taxonomic data are very important. During zoological expedition to Sri Lanka in January 2019, we were collected numerous specimens of mesostigmatic and oribatid mites from soil-litter. Of these, five species of Mesostigmata (Cosmolaelaps ceylonensis Joharchi, Ermilov & Khaustov, 2020, C. trichiurus Joharchi, Ermilov & Khaustov, 2020, Gaeolaelaps lankaensis Joharchi, Khaustov & Ermilov 2019, G. setillus Joharchi, Khaustov & Ermilov 2019 and Proprioseiulus ceylonensis Döker & Khaustov 2021) and three species of Oribatida (Galumna paratetraporosa Ermilov, Khaustov et Joharchi, 2019, Protoribates lankaensis Ermilov, Khaustov et Joharchi, 2019 and Oripoda parajosephineae Ermilov, Khaustov & Joharchi, 2019) were described; three genera of Mesostigmata (Joharchi et al. 2019, 2020, Khaustov et al. 2021) and 46 species, 30 genera and 15 families of Oribatida (Ermilov et al. 2019) have been recorded in Sri Lanka for the first time.|
|Mesostigmata, Oribatida, fauna, first record, taxonomy, Oriental region|
|Status : Abstract Accepted (Oral Presentation)|