Navia, Denise, Duarte, Mercia Elias & Flechtmann, Carlos H. W., 2021, Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Prostigmata) from Brazil: an annotated checklist, Zootaxa 4997 (1), pp. 1-152 : 34-35

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Eriophyidae , Eriophyinae , Eriophyini

078 * Brachendus enodis Flechtmann, 2007 in Flechtmann et al. (2007: 195).

Type host. Laguncularia racemosa (L.) Gaerten ( Combretaceae ).

Type locality. Ipojuca (Maracaipe mangrove) (08°32’24”S, 35°00’27”W), Pernambuco, Brazil GoogleMaps .

Relationship to host plant. Pouch galls, 1-2 cm in diameter, which bulge on both sides of leaves; galls open on upper leaf surface by a small central orifice; there is a dense abaxial erineum (Flechtmann et al. 2007).

Remarks. Only known from the type host/locality.

Type host plant status. Native mangrove shrub or tree, not endemic, occurring in Amazônia and Mata Atlântica biomes (Ribeiro et al. 2020).

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