Arrenurus (Micruracarus) larochei Walter, 1924

Smit, H., 2012, New records of the water mite family Arrenuridae from the Afrotropical region, with the description of 11 new species and two new subspecies (Acari: Hydrachnidia), Zootaxa 3187, pp. 1-31: 23

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Arrenurus (Micruracarus) larochei Walter, 1924


Arrenurus (Micruracarus) larochei Walter, 1924  

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Material examined. CAMEROON. 1/1/0, Lac Ngaoundaba, Ngaoudére , 6-viii-2000, leg. Renz.   SOUTH AFRICA. 3/5/0, RNNP Dam , Royal NP, KwaZulu-Natal Province, 28° 41.231 S 28° 57. 379 E, alt. 1439 m asl, 20- xi-2004 GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. Previously reported from Kenya and South Africa (K.O. Viets 1970) and Cameroon ( Bader 1981). The male from Cameroon reported here differs from specimens from Kenya and South Africa in the hyaline membrane along the posterior concavity lacking the pointed extension (see Fig. 56).