Megalodiscus sp.

Xue, Xiao-Feng, Song, Zi-Wei & Hong, Xiao-Yue, 2010, Five new species of Anthocoptini from China (Acari: Eriophyidae), Zootaxa 2544, pp. 1-53 : 16

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Megalodiscus sp.


Megalodiscus sp.

Site of infection: colon, excretory system, rectum.

Recruitment: ingestion.

Distribution: USA: Florida ( Loftin 1960); Georgia (HWML); Michigan ( Smith 1953).

Specimens in collections: HWML: 22244.

Remarks: This genus, erected by Chandler (1923), was considered synonym of Diplodiscus by Cort (1926) and Führmann (1928); however, Yamaguti (1971) enlisted Megalodiscus as valid genus. Specimens from Michigan were obtained experimentally and named Megalodiscus ferrisianus Smith, 1953, currently nomen nudum ( Yamaguti 1971).