Spinibdella Thor (Acari: Bdellidae) from southern Africa: descriptions of five new species and the redescription of S. thori (Meyer & Ryke)
Theron, Pieter D.
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Five new species of Spinibdella are described and figured: S. ankylotricha sp. nov., S. polyattenuata sp. nov., S. pongolensis sp. nov., S. namibiensis sp. nov., and S. trinomma sp. nov. Where available, immature stages are also described. Spinibdella thori (Meyer & Ryke) is redescribed and S. cronini (Baker & Balock) is reported for the first time from southern Africa. Keys to the genera of Bdellidae and South African Spinibdella are given