Journal:

2013. 21 (1)

Publicatione: 
A NEW SPECIES OF RAPHIGNATHUS DUGÉS (ACARI: RAPHIGNATHIDAE) FROM IRAN



About authors:

Khanjani M., Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran

Pishehvar S., Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
Mirmoayedi A., Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran

Annotation:

A new species of Raphignathidae, Raphignathus hatamii sp. nov. is described from soil under gum bushes, Astragalus gossypinus Fisch. (Fabaceae), Hamedan, Hamedan province, Iran. A key to all known Iranian species of the genus Raphignathus is provided.

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