Scheloribates (Topobates) holsaticus (Weigmann, 1969)

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: 314

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Scheloribates (Topobates) holsaticus (Weigmann, 1969)


Scheloribates (Topobates) holsaticus (Weigmann, 1969)  

Syn.: Topobates holsaticus Weigmann, 1969   Setobates holsaticus Perez-Iňigo, 1993  

Material – Village Okami (N 41.3427, E 43.35189, 1744m a.s.l.) pasture, one individual, coll. Mumladze, L., 27.06.2016; village Korbouli (N 42.22679, E 43.51036, 1094m a.s.l.), degraded forest ( Carpinus caucasica   , Fagus orientalis, Quercus   sp.) with anthropogenic disturbance (grazing), one individual, coll. Mumladze, L., 28.06.2018.

Distribution in Caucasus – The presence of this species in Georgia is missing from the checklist by Murvanidze and Mumladze (2016). Early findings are known from Auadkhara ( Shtanchaeva and Subias 2010). Other locations from Caucasus are known from Russia – Dombai, Kuli, Tsumilukh; Azerbaijan – Zakatala ( Shtanchaeva and Subias 2010).

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

Habitat – Humid and wet meadows, moderately tolerant to salinity ( Weigmann 2006).