Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

International Journal of Acarology

Volume

9

Issue

1

Publication Date

1-2-1983

First Page

3

Last Page

10

Abstract

Two new species of Bisternalis (Laelapidae: Mesostigmata) associated with stingless bees and wasps are described and illustrated. These are B. hunteri from Panama and B. mexicanus from Mexico from nests of wasps and stingless bees (Melipona) respectively. Both species are compared with B. rettenmeyeri Hunter from stingless bee cells and combs (Trigona) from Panama. The genus Bisternalis now contains three species, two of which are associated with stingless bees (Trigona and Melipona) in the New World. Hypoaspis meliponarum Vitzthum is reported also from the nest of a stingless bee (Melipona) from Mexico.

Available for download on Friday, January 01, 4500

Included in

Entomology Commons

Share

COinS