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.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 19 • No. 2