Dr Owen Seeman has published a new paper, which I contributed to. The new mite Berzercon ferdinandi is named after Ferdinand the Bull, for its horn-like corniculi, and also represents the first species of the new genus Berzercon.
Seeman OD & Baker MR. 2013. A new genus and species of Discozerconidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) from carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in New Zealand. Zootaxa 3750 (2), 130-142.
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