A new species of the genus Empitrombium Southcott, 1994 (Acari: Microtrombidiidae) from Turkey

SEVSAY S., Karakurt I.

ZOOTAXA, vol.3709, no.3, pp.255-266, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3709 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.3709.3.4
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-266
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


A new species, Empitrombium makolae sp. nov., is described based on active postlarval forms and larvae obtained from adult females kept in the laboratory. Based on the adult morphology of E. makolae, the adult life stage of Platytrombidium littorale (Michener 1946) is moved back to the genus Empitrombium. A key to species of Empitrombium is provided.