Locustacarus buchneri

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Locustacarus buchneri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Trombidiformes
Family: Podapolipidae
Genus: Locustacarus
Species: L. buchneri
Binomial name
Locustacarus buchneri
(Stammer, 1951)
Synonyms [1]

Bombacarus buchneri Stammer, 1951

Locustacarus buchneri is a parasitic mite that lives in the respiratory air sacs of bumblebees.[2]


  1. ^ Robert W. Husband & Kazuyoshi Kurosa (2000). "Two new genera and a new species of mites (Acari: Podapolipidae) associated with weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Argentina". International Journal of Acarology. 26 (3): 247–255. doi:10.1080/01647950008684196. 
  2. ^ Goulson, Dave (2010). Bumblebees: Behaviour, Ecology, and Conservation (2nd ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-19-955306-8.