The first record of the watermite Arrenurus berolinensis from the Netherlands, with the first description of the female (Acari: Hydrachnidia)

H. Smit, K. Didderen, R. Wiggers

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The very rare water mite Arrenurus berolinensis is reported for the first time for the Netherlands. The species was found in a peat pit in the province of Overijssel in 2006. Previous records originate from Berlin (1896) and Eastern Prussia (1907), nowadays the Russian enclave Kaliningrad. In addition, the first description of the female is provided, which had not been reported before
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalNederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • arrenurus
  • acari
  • water mites
  • new species
  • descriptions
  • taxonomy
  • peatlands
  • netherlands
  • overijssel
  • noordwest-overijssel

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