Gamasellodes vulgatior Athias-Henriot, 1961

Barbar, Ziad, 2018, New mite records (Acari: Mesostigmata Trombidiformes) from soil and vegetation of some Syrian citrus agrosystems, Acarologia 58 (4), pp. 919-927: 920

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Gamasellodes vulgatior Athias-Henriot, 1961


Gamasellodes vulgatior Athias-Henriot, 1961  

Specimen collected — Al-ya’robiyah: One female from litter and soil under Eucalyptus sp.   ,

30 March, 2017. This is the second ascid species from Syria (i.e., Gamasellodes americanus (Garman)   ; Barbar, 2016). It was previously recorded from Algeria ( Athias-Henriot, 1961) and India ( Bhattacharyya and Sanyal, 2002). The biology of this species is unknown. However, several Gamasellodes species   can feed and reproduce on several nematode groups in soil ( Moraes et al., 2015).