Khaustov A.A.1, Lee J.-H.2, Lee Y.-S.3, Kim J.R.4 2014. A new species of the genus Pediculaster (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Pygmephoridae) from Commercial Oyster mushroom houses in Korea // Acarina. Vol.22. No.2: 109–116 [in English].

1 Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia; e-mail:

2 Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA), South Korea; e-mail:

3 Gyeonggi Agricultural Research and Extension Service, South Korea; e-mail:

4 National Academy of Aricultural Science, RDA, South Korea; e-mail:

ABSTRACT: A new species of the genus Pediculaster Vitzthum, 1931 (Acari: Pygmephoroidea: Pygmephoridae), P. neutarii sp. n. is described from edible oyster mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus, in South Korea. A potential significance of the new species as pest of edible fungi is discussed.

KEY WORDS: Acari, Heterostigmata, systematics, female dimorphism, pest, mushrooms.

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