BAKERDANIA UNISETA SP. N., A NEW SPECIES OF MITES (ACARI: PYGMEPHORIDAE) ASSOCIATED WITH THE SCARAB BEETLE PLEUROPHORUS ANATOLICUS (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE) FROM IRAN

Journal:

2004. 12 (2)

Publicatione: 

BAKERDANIA UNISETA SP. N., A NEW SPECIES OF MITES (ACARI: PYGMEPHORIDAE) ASSOCIATED WITH THE SCARAB BEETLE PLEUROPHORUS ANATOLICUS (COLEOPTERA: SCARABAEIDAE) FROM IRAN




About authors:

Alexander A. Khaustov, X-BIO Institute, Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
e–mail: alkhaustov@mail.ru
H. Hajiqanbar, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, 14115-336, Tehran, Iran

Acknowledgments:

We express our sincere thanks to Dr. F.-T. Krell, Research Entomologist at The Natural Histo-ry Museum (Department of Entomology), London, for the determination of the scarabaeid beetles and Dr W. Magowski, Department of Animal Taxono-my andEcology, A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, for reviewing the manuscript.

Annotation:

A new species of pygmephorid mites Bakerda-nia uniseta sp.n. (Acari: Heterostigmata: Pygme-phoridae) phoretic on the dung beetle Pleuropho-rus anatolicus Petrovitz, 1961 (Coleoptera: Scara-baeidae: Aphodiinae: Psammodiini) is described from Iran.

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