• Ivona Jočić University of Montenegro, Biotechnical faculty, Extension Service, Trg Kralja Nikole bb, Podgorica, Montenegro
  • Radmila Petanović University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Entomology and Agricultural Zoology, Nemanjina 6, 11080 Zemun, Serbia


Accounts are given of the eriophyoid fauna of Montenegro. Based on the literature records, a total of 156 mite species are listed from 130 host species of 42 plant families. The families Phytoptidae, Eriophidae and Diptilomiopidae are represented by 6, 138 and 12 species, respectively. Fifteen new species for science have been described from this area.


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