Eupelops hirtus (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: 311-312

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http://doi.org/ 10.22073/pja.v8i4.51419

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Eupelops hirtus (Berlese, 1916)
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Eupelops hirtus (Berlese, 1916)  

Syn.: Pelops hirtus Berlese, 1916   Phenopelops hirtus Sellnick, 1960  

Diagnostic characters – Measurements: 825 × 605 μm; ng long 130–150 μm; ss fusiform, 10 μm; tectum straight; cerotegument thick.

Material – Close to Ninotsminda City (N 41.294489, E 43.538343, 2293m a.s.l.), soil from artificial pine forest, two male individuals, coll. Mumladze, L., 16.09.2018.

Distribution in Caucasus – New for Georgia. Known from Russia – Cheget, Bashil, Gokvari, Kurush; Armenia – Dilizhan, Sevan ( Shtanchaeva and Subias 2010).

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

Habitat – Acidic forest soils of medium humidity, frequent on trees ( Weigmann 2006).

Remarks

Georgian individuals are somehow smaller in size than reported: 850–1100 μm after Weigmann (2006). Size of ng setae match within the provided limit – up to 210 μm ( Weigmann 2006); no measures of ng setae are given by Perez- Iňigo (1972, 1993) and Mahunka (1992).