Galumna rossica Sellnick, 1926

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: 315

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Galumna rossica Sellnick, 1926


Galumna rossica Sellnick, 1926  

Material – Surroundings of Kaspi City (N 41.9282, E 44.3963, 520m a.s.l.) highly disturbed meadow (reclaimed mining sites, overgrazed), one individual, coll. Murvanidze, M., 23.10.2015 GoogleMaps   .

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 the mixed forest in Algety reserve ( Murvanidze et al. 2003). Other findings from Caucasus are known from: Russia – Northern Ossetia, Makhachkala; Armenia – Sevan ( Shtanchaeva and Subias 2010).

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

Habitat – Forest soils, rare in meadows ( Weigmann 2006).