Khaustov A.A.1, Trach V.A.2 2012. A new genus and species of the family Neopygmephoridae (Acari: Heterostigmata: Pygmephoroidea) associated with Geotrupes spiniger (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) from Ukraine // Acarina. Vol.20. No.1: 3–7 [in English].

1 Nikita Botanical Gardens — National Scientific Center, Yalta, Crimea 98648, Ukraine; e-mail:

2 I.I. Mechnikov Odessa National University, Shampanskij al., 2, Odessa 65058, Ukraine; e-mail:

ABSTRACT: A new genus and species, Pseudokerdabania geotruporum gen. et sp. n., collected under the elytra of the beetle Geotrupes spiniger (Marsham, 1802) (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) from Ukraine is described.

KEY WORDS: Pygmephoroidea, Neopygmephoridae, new genus, new species, phoresy, Geotrupidae, Ukraine.

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