Hitching a ride on a scorpion: The first record of phoresy of a myrmecophile pseudoscorpion on a myrmecophile scorpion

Sharon Warburg, Yoram Zvik, Efrat Gavish-Regev

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Abstract

An observation of phoresy by pseudoscorpions on a scorpion host is recorded for the first time worldwide. Pseudoscorpions of the endemic species Nannowithius wahrmani (Beier, 1963) (Pseudoscorpiones: Withiidae) were observed phoretic on the endemic scorpion species Birulatus israelensis Lourenço, 2002 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) in Israel. Both are myrmecophiles of harvester ants of the genus Messor Forel, 1890.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)34-37
Number of pages4
JournalArachnologische Mitteilungen
Volume66
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Dec 2023

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Keywords

  • Birulatus
  • Messor
  • myrmecophily
  • Nannowithius
  • Withiidae

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