During the field surveys of eriophyoid mites associated to plant species of Artemisia L. (Compositae) from semi-arid and arid environment in East Iran (Birjand, South Khorasan, Iran 2016-2017), three new Aceria spp. (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eriophyidae) were collected. They are Aceria gallartaesp. nov. on Artemisia sieberi Besser, Aceria khaniensissp. nov. on A. tournefortiana Rchb., and Aceria alghooriisp. nov. on A. scoparia Waldst. & Kitam., which are illustrated and described herein.
semi-arid and arid environments