Faunistic study of edaphic mites of order Mesostigmata in Sistan region

Tavakoli zadeh, S. (2016) Faunistic study of edaphic mites of order Mesostigmata in Sistan region. Masters thesis, University of Zabol.

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Abstract Mesostigmata is one of the large group predator mites with cosmopolitan that have usually free-living. Due to the potential importance of mesostigmatic mites in biological control of soil arthropods, a faunistic survey was carried out during 4789– 4789 on mesostigmatic mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) in Sistan region (Sistan and Baluchestan province). The samples soil and litter were collected from crops and orchards in different parts of Sistan region (Zahak, Nimrooz, Hamoon, Zabol and Hirmand) by hoes and auger and then after putting up to plastic bags transferred to the laboratory. All samples contained label information. Mites from samples were extracted by Berlese-Tulgrin funnel for 49–94 hours and in next step specimens were cleared in Nesbitt's fluid. Finally, microscopic slides were prepared using Hoyer's medium and identifications was done using different references and valid literature. In this study, 84 species from 89 genera belonging to nine families were identified.Among identified specimens, 3 species are new records for this region mite fauna. The 89 species marked by one and twoasterisks are new to science and the Sistan fauna, respectively. The family Macrochelidae had the most frequency in all the soil samples of different parts of Sistan region. In this family, one species was identified that this species, Macrocheles merdarius, was dominant species and there has been in 077 of locations. The mite’s species are listed according to their families as follows: Laelapidae: Haemolaelaps shealsi (Costa, 8594);Cosmolaelaps vacua** (Michael,8458); Gaeolaelaps aculeifer (Canestrini, 8443); Cosmolaelaps lutegiensis** (Shcherbak, 8508); Gaeolaelaps kargi** (Costa, 8594); Gaeolaelaps iranicus** (kavianpour & Nemati, 4783) ; Laelasppisella canestrinii** (Berlese, 8573) ;Macrochelidae: Macrocheles merdarius (Berlese, 8445); Parasitidae: Parasitus consanguineus**) Oudemans & Voigts, 8579 (; Phytoseiidae: ; Phytoseius plumifer** (Canestrini & Fanzago, 8409); Neoseiulus marginalus** (Wainstein, 8598); Amblyseius meridionalis** (Berlese, 8589); Amblyseius sp. *; Digamasellidae: Dendrolaelaps n. sp. *; Rhodacaridae: Rhodacarus n. sp. *; Blattisociidae: Lasioseius mcgregori** Chant, 8594; Ameroseiidae: Ameroseius delicate** (Berlese, 8584) ; Oplitidae: Oplitis paradoxa ** (Canestrini & Berlese, 8449).

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soil, litter, predatory mites, Sistan and Baluchestan, faunistic
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Depositing User: Mrs najmeh khajeh
Date Deposited: 19 May 2018 04:02
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2019 07:16
URI: http://eprints.uoz.ac.ir/id/eprint/1793

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