Murvanidze M.M.1, Weigmann G.2 2012. Two new species of oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) Haplozetes longisacculus and Scutovertex armazi from Georgia (Caucasus) // Acarina. Vol.20. No.2: 167–172 [in English].
1 Entomology and Biocontrol Research Centre, Agricultural University of Georgia, 13 km, D. Aghmashenebeli Alley, 0131 Tbilisi, Georgia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Institute of Zoology, Free University Berlin, Koenigin-Luise-Str., 1–3, 14195 Berlin, Germany; e-mail: email@example.com
ABSTRACT: Two new species of oribatid mite, one each from the genera Haplozetes and Scutovertex, are described based on adult specimens. The H. longisacculus n. sp. specimens were found in manganese mining areas of Chiatura region (Western Georgia) and one individual of S. armazi n. sp. was found in open arid woodlands in Mtskheta surroundings (Eastern Georgia). Systematic placement of H. longisacculus n. sp. is discussed and the main characters of similar Scutovertex species are compared.
KEY WORDS: Acari, Oribatida, new species, mining sites, open arid woodland, Armazi.