A new species-group with new species of the genus lasioseius (Acari: Mesostigmata: Blattisociidae) associated with neotropical hispine beetles in furled leaves of heliconia

Maria L. Moraza & Evert E. Lindquist
A new species-group of Lasioseius is described from adults and immatures of four newly described and one undescribed species associated with hispine beetles of the genera Cephaloleia and Chelobasis and other gamasine mites in the furled leaf habitat of Heliconia and related Zingiberales plants. The species-group presents a suite of apomorphic attributes placing it in the subgenus L. (Lasioseius). Adults and immatures were found moving freely on and off the beetles when the latter were...
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