First record of the genus Bloszykiella in Kenya with the description of Bloszykiella tertia sp. n. (Acari: Uropodidae) from a Pinus radiata D. Don plantation

J. Kontschán, J. Starý


The third species of the genus Bloszykiella Kontschán, 2010 was found in Kenya in a Pinus radiata D. Don plantation. This is the first record of this genus in this country. The new species is described as Bloszykiella tertia sp. n. from Nyandarua district of Kenya, and differs from the other previously described species in the absence of strongly sclerotised dorsal lines, the shape of the dorsal setae and the type of dorsal ornamentation.

To cite this paper: Kontschán, J. & Starý, J. 2015. First record of the genus Bloszykiella in Kenya with the description of Bloszykiella tertia sp. n. (Acari: Uropodidae) from a Pinus radiata D. Don plantation. African Invertebrates 56 (3): 629–635.

Published electronically: 18 December 2015.

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