Two new species of mites of the
(Trombiculidae) from Western Caucasus
27(4): 289-295 (1993) (in Russian, English Summary).
S U M M A R Y
Two new species of the genus
Neotrombicula Hirst, 1925 are described from mice of the
Apodemus and voles of the genus
Microtus collected in Western Caucasus near Maykop, Anapa,
and in the Caucasian Reserve (Krasnodar Territory).
N. alexandrae sp.n. is similar to
N. autumnalis (Shaw, 1790) but
differs in some measurable characters (PL=41—49 vs. 54—56, AM=31—34 vs.
41—46, D[mean]=35—40 vs. 46—48, AL>=AM vs. AM>AL in
N. autumnalis), and in sensilla
barbed only in distal half.
N. abagoensis sp.n.
slightly resembles N. autumnalis but differs in
significantly greater values of the most part of measurable characters
(PW=97—100 vs. 83—88, PL=65—68 vs. 54—56, Ip=887—992 vs. 794—841,
m-t=0.238—0.256 vs. 0.168 in
N. autumnalis), more numerous
idiosomal setae (NDV=66—72 vs. 55—56 in
N. autumnalis) and in more thick
barbs of dorsal idiosomal setae. All holotypes and paratypes of new
species are deposited in the Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of
Sciences (Saint-Petersburg, Russia).