2008. 16 (1)


About authors:

Shirdel D., Department of Plant Pests and Diseases Research, Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Centre, Khosrowshahr, East Azarbaijan, Iran

Kamali K., Department of Agricultural Entomology, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, 14111-336 Tehran, Iran

Faraji F., MITOX Consultants, P.O. Box 92260, 1090 AG Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Typhloseiulus carmonae (Chant et Yoshida-Shaul, 1983) recorded in Iran for the first time is redescribed. The external morphology of the specimens from Iran is compared with those given in the original description from Portugal (Chant and Yoshida-Shaul 1983) and redescription from Spain (Ferragut 1991). Females of this species from Iran differ from those from other two localities by the fixed digit of chelicerae with 3 teeth (vs 2). In males from Iran, setae of dorsal shield are significantly longer than those of allotype from Portugal. A key to the species of Typhloseiulus spp. recorded from Iran is given.


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