Journal of
Cereals and Oilseeds

  • Abbreviation: J. Cereals Oilseeds
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6591
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCO
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 84


Studies on taxonomy of a new mite species in the genus Caloglyphus berlese (Acarina: Acaridae) recognized in Pakistan

Muhammad Sarwar1* and Muhammad Ashfaq2
1Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Nuclear Institute of Agriculture, Tando Jam-70060, Pakistan. 2University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-38040, Pakistan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 December 2011
  •  Published: 31 August 2012


This paper provides information relevant to categorization of one mite taxon Caloglyphus captus in the genus Caloglyphus berlese (Acarina: Acaridae) recognized in Pakistan which is new to science. This species exhibits unique characters where coxal fields II, III and IV are closed and all dotted. Data provided cover an outline of literature, taxonomic description, morphological features, differentiating and resemblance remarks with closely related species as well as identification key to recognize different taxa of the genus. The locality of collection, collector name, date of collection and the name of host are mentioned.


Key words: Acarina, Acaridae, Caloglyphus, new mite hypopus, taxonomy, Pakistan.