Two new species of Pachyseius Berlese (Acari: Pachylaelapidae) from Turkey, with a key to the world species

Ozbek H. H., Hallıday B.

ZOOTAXA, vol.3841, no.1, pp.107-116, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3841 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.3841.1.5
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-116
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


The genus Pachyseius Berlese, 1910 (Acari: Pachylaelapidae) is reported from Turkey for the first time. Pachyseius siranensis sp. nov. and Pachyseius masani sp. nov. are described from females collected from litter and moss in north-eastern Turkey. A world-wide key to the species of Pachyseius is provided. The number of setae on the ventri-anal shield appears to be variable within some species in this genus. Some species of Pachyseius show reductions in chaetotaxy on tarsi III and IV.