The first description of the larva of Hirstithrombium Oudemans (Trombidiformes, Prostigmata, Johnstonianidae), with redescription of Hirstithrombium noemiae Feider, based on all active life instars

BUGA E., SEVSAY S., Mąkol J.

Systematic and Applied Acarology, vol.27, no.9, pp.1755-1774, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.11158/saa.27.9.6
  • Journal Name: Systematic and Applied Acarology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1755-1774
  • Keywords: Parasitengona, Johnstonianinae, systematics, laboratory rearing, neotype
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Systematic and Applied Acarology Society. All rights reserved.Hirstithrombium noemiae Feider, 1955, representing one of the eight genera currently assigned to Johnstonianinae, is redescribed based on field-collected adults, deutonymphs and larvae, and also larvae obtained at the laboratory from field-born females. The species is associated with hygric habitats located at higher altitudes. A successful rearing allowed the first matching of heteromorphic instars within the genus known hitherto exclusively from active postlarval forms. A comparison of genera of Johnstonianinae, including species known from larvae and/or active postlarval forms is provided, species presently assigned to subfamily are listed and the key characters used in species diagnosing are discussed. A female of Hirstithrombium noemiae Feider, 1955 collected in Turkey is designated as neotype.