Nanhermannia comitalis Berlese, 1916,

Murvanidze, Maka, Mumladze, Levan & Todria, Nino, 2019, A contribution to the knowledge of oribatid and mesostigmatic mites (Acari) with new records in Georgia, Persian Journal of Acarology 8 (4), pp. 309-325: 310-311

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Nanhermannia comitalis Berlese, 1916


Nanhermannia comitalis Berlese, 1916 

Material – Village Tabagrebi , Shvilobisa cave (N 42.326525, E 43.268253, 615m a.s.l.), bare soil from the cave entrance, four individuals, coll. Barjadze, Sh., 19.04.2017GoogleMaps  .

Distribution in Caucasus – This species is missing from the checklist by Murvanidze and Mumladze (2016). Early finding is known from Cross Pass ( Medoeva et al. 1987). Also known from Azerbaijan – Lenkoran ( Shtanchaeva and Subias 2010).

Global distribution – Holarctic (Subias 2004, update 2018).

Habitat – Wet soils, meadows including acidic bogs ( Weigmann 2006).


Georgian individuals are larger (about 700 μm) than reported [610–660 μm after Weigmann (2006) and 640–660 μm after Ghilarov and Krivolutsky (1975)]. All other characters match with descriptions.