Khaustov A.A.1, Trach V.A.2 2013. New and little-known species of myrmecophilous mites of the genus Petalomium (Acari: Heterostigmata: Neopygmephoridae) from Ukraine // Acarina. Vol.21. No.1: 43–52 [in English].

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

2 Department of Zoology, I.I. Mechnikov Odessa National University, Odessa, 65058 Ukraine; e-mail:

ABSTRACT: A new species, Petalomium crinitus Khaustov and Trach sp. n., collected from ants in Ukraine is described. Petalo­mium lancetochaetosus Sevastianov, 1974 and Petalomium pseudomyrmecophilus Mahunka, 1970 are redescribed. The latter species is recorded from Ukraine for the first time.

KEY WORDS: Neopygmephoridae, Petalomium, new species, redescription, ants.

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