Krajčovičová K, Christophoryová J & Mahnert V
Rhacochelifer disjunctus (Pseudoscorpiones: Cheliferidae) new to the fauna of Slovakia
Rhacochelifer disjunctus (Pseudoscorpiones: Cheliferidae) neu für die Fauna der Slowakei
An illustrated description of Rhacochelifer disjunctus (L. Koch, 1873) collected in Slovakia is presented. One female was found phoretic on Lepidoptera in a Malaise trap. Another 37 specimens, including both sexes, tritonymphs and a protonymph, collected in the 1950s were deposited in the Natural History Museum in Prague, Czech Republic and identified as well. The discoveries of R. disjunctus specimens at five localities within Slovakia represent the first records of the species for this country.
Malaise trap, morphometric analysis, new record, phoresy, pseudoscorpion, taxonomy