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Distribution of the genus Veigaia (Mesostigmata: Veigaiidae) in Romania with notes on the species ecology

Minodora Manu
  • Romanian Academy, Institute of Biology Bucharest, Department of Ecology, Taxonomy and Nature Conservation, Ecological Stationary from Posada, 296 Splaiul Independenţei Street, code 0603100, PO-BOX 56-53, Bucharest, Romania
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Published Online: 2017-06-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/biolog-2017-0072

Abstract

Genus Veigaia Oudemans, 1905 of the Veigaiidae family (Acari: Mesostigmata: Veigaiidae) is one of the most ubiquitous genera from Holarctic Region. In Romania 10 species were recorded as being distributed across the entire country. In the frame of this study we present the distribution data of all recorded Romanian Veigaia species: Veigaia cerva (Kramer, 1876); Veigaia exigua (Berlese, 1917); Veigaia kochi (Trägårdh, 1901); Veigaia nemorensis (C.L. Koch, 1839); Veigaia paradoxa Willmann, 1951; Veigaia planicola Berlese, 1892; Veigaia propinqua Willmann, 1936; Veigaia transisalae (Oudemans, 1902), Veigaia transylvanica Kontschán & Ujvári, 2008 and Veigaia uncata Farrier, 1957. At the same time, new characteristic ecological requirements for the Veigaia species were described (type of ecosystem, habitat, altitude and soil).

Key words: mite; Veigaia; soil; altitude; habitat; new records; Romania

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Received: 2017-01-09

Accepted: 2017-03-30

Published Online: 2017-06-30

Published in Print: 2017-06-27


Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 72, Issue 6, Pages 628–641, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/biolog-2017-0072.

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