Neocypholaelaps ceylonicus Narita & Moraes, 2011,

Masan, Peter, 2017, A revision of the family Ameroseiidae (Acari, Mesostigmata), with some data on Slovak fauna, ZooKeys 704, pp. 1-228: 1

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Neocypholaelaps ceylonicus Narita & Moraes, 2011


Neocypholaelaps ceylonicus Narita & Moraes, 2011 

Neocypholaelaps ceylonicus  Narita & Moraes (in Narita et al., 2011: 60).

Neocypholaelaps ceylonicus  . - Silva et al. 2014: 714.

Type depository.

Departamento de Entomologia e Acarologia, Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", Universidade de São Paulo, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.

Type locality and habitat.

Sri Lanka, Kalpitiya, on inflorescence of coral tree, Erythrina  sp. ( Fabaceae  ).


I suspect this species to be a junior synonym of Neocypholaelaps stridulans  (Evans, 1963). Differential characters for separating Neocypholaelaps ceylonicus  from N. stridulans  given by Narita and Moraes (2011) and Silva et al. (2014) are questionable and not well founded.