Mites of the family Laelapidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) in Yazd province

Dehghan, Z. (2012) Mites of the family Laelapidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) in Yazd province. Masters thesis, University of Zabol.

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The mite family Laelapidae are ecologically diverse, including obligate and facultative parasites of vertebrates, insect para phages, and free-living predators that inhabit soil-litter habitats and the nests of vertebrates and arthropods. This study is based on a survey of soil-inhabiting Laelapidae that was carried out during 2010-2011 in the Yazd province, Iran. During this study, 15 species from 6 genera and 3 subfamilies were collected and identified. Two of these species are new to science, and two species are considered as new records for the mite fauna of Iran. The species are marked with one and two asterisks are respectively new to science and the Iranian fauna, also all identified species considered as new records for the mite fauna of Yazd province. 1- Cosmolaelaps vacua (Michael, 1891) 2- C. Brevipedestra (Karg, 1985) 3- Euandrolaelaps karawaievi (Berlese, 1903) 4- E. Sardoa (Berlese, 1911)** 5- Gaeolaelaps aculeifer (Canestrini, 1884) 6- G. Kargi (Costa, 1968) 7- G. Nolli (Karg, 1962) 8- G. Queenslandicus (Womersley, 1956) 9- G. Asperatus (Berlese, 1904) 10- G. Angusta (Karg, 1962) 11- Gaeolaelaps linteyini (Samsinak, 1964)** 12- Gaeolaelaps sp. nov.* 13- Androlaelaps sp. nov.* 14- Gymnolaelaps myrmophila (Michael, 1891) 15- G. Myrmecophilus (Berlese, 1892) All species are deposited in the Acarological collection, College of Agriculture, University of Zabol, Iran.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mites (Acari), soil, Laelapidae, Fauna, Yazd province
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Depositing User: admin admin1 admin2
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2016 06:55
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 06:55

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