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27 June 2014 New records of mites of the superfamily Pygmephoroidea (Acari: Heterostigmatina) associated with insects from northeastern Iran and new host records
Amir Loghmani, Hamidreza Hajiqanbar, Ali Asghar Talebi
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A survey was carried out to study Pygmephoroidea (Acari: Prostigmata: Heterostigmatina) associated with insects in northeastern Iran. To capture insects, overnight samplings were examined in the areas. Nine species of three families of the superfamily were identified, including Neopygmephoridae (2 species), Scutacaridae (6 species) and Microdispidae (1 species). Kerdabania minuta Khaustov, 2009 (Neopygmephoridae), Imparipes (Apidacarus) paulyi Ebermann and Fain, 2002 (Scutacaridae), Archidispus minor Karafiat, 1959 (Scutacaridae), Scutacarus claviger Paoli, 1911 (Scutacaridae); and Premicrodispus krczali Khaustov, 2006 (Microdispidae) are new records for mite fauna of Iran. The subgenus Imparipes (Apidacarus) is recorded for the first time from Asia. Also, ten new insect host records are reported and the world distribution of the mites is reviewed.

© 2014 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society
Amir Loghmani, Hamidreza Hajiqanbar, and Ali Asghar Talebi "New records of mites of the superfamily Pygmephoroidea (Acari: Heterostigmatina) associated with insects from northeastern Iran and new host records," Systematic and Applied Acarology 19(2), 154-159, (27 June 2014). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.19.2.5
Accepted: 1 March 2014; Published: 27 June 2014
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