REDEFINITION OF THE GENUS ALLOPYGMEPHORUS (ACARI: HETEROSTIGMATA: NEOPYGMEPHORIDAE), WITH DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES FROM IRAN

Journal:

2006. 14 (2)

Publicatione: 
REDEFINITION OF THE GENUS ALLOPYGMEPHORUS (ACARI: HETEROSTIGMATA: NEOPYGMEPHORIDAE), WITH DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES 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

Annotation:

The genus Allopygmephorus Cross, 1965 is redefined. A new species, A. persicus sp. n., phoretic on an undetermined hydrophilid beetle (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) is described from Iran. A new combination is proposed: Allopygmephorus tuberosus (Mahunka, 1969), comb. n. (from Neopygmephorus).

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