"Two new chigger mites Xinjiangsha rychliki sp. nov. and Xinjiangsha stekolnikovi sp. nov. (Acari: Trombiculidae) are described on the basis of single specimens. The larva of Xinjiangsha rychliki sp. nov. was captured by pitfall trap in Turkey (host unknown) and Xinjiangsha stekolnikovi sp. nov. was collected from the ears of Chionomys gud (Satunin) in Caucasus. The key to the known Xinjiangsha species is also presented".
"Etymology. The new species is named in honour of a well-known Russian acarologist Dr. Alexandr A. Stekolnikov".
"We also extend our gratitude to Dr. Alexandr A. Stekolnikov (Zoological Institute RAS, St. Petersburg, Russia), Dr. Owen Seeman and Dr. Ting-huan Wen for valuable advice and the critical review of the manuscript".