Aphelacarus Grandjean, 1932

Manzo, Rosa M., Rizzuto, Susana & Martínez, Pablo A., 2019, Oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) from the Patagonian steppe, Argentina, Zootaxa 4686 (2), pp. 241-252: 245

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Aphelacarus Grandjean, 1932


Aphelacarus Grandjean, 1932 

Aphelacarus acarinus (Berlese, 1910) 

Material examined: Esquel: bare soil (8), Adesmia campestris  (3), Stipa  sp. (3), Mulinum spinosum  (17), Chuquiraga aurea  (3), Senecio filaginoides  (1), Gobernador Costa: bare soil (8), Junellia patagonica  (22), Mulinum spinosum  (15), Stipa  sp. (11), Alto Rio Senguer: bare soil (12), Senecio filaginoides  (18), Mulinum spinosum  (22), Stipa  sp. (1), Junellia patagonica  (6), Berberis heterophylla  (6).The species was found in grass steppe and shrub steppe.

Records in Argentina: Buenos Aires ( Fredes 2018).

Comments: the distribution of species is semi-cosmopolitan (Holartic, Ethiopia and Neotropical) ( Subías 2004, update 2018). First record for the province of Chubut.