A new species of mites of the genus Eutarsopolipus Berlese, 1911 (Acari: Prostigmata: Podapolipidae) belonging to the biunguis species group, has been described from southern Iran. Eutarsopolipus dryptus Mortazavi and Hajiqanbar n. sp. is a subelytral ectoparasite of the carabid beetle, Drypta lineola MacLeay (Coleoptera: Carabidae). This is the first record of the biunguis species group from Asia. Furthermore, this finding revealed the first record of the association between tribe Dryptini (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Dryptinae) and mites of the family Podapolipidae. A key to the adult females of this species group is provided, and the distribution and host range of all representatives of the group are discussed.
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