Journal:

2014. 22 (1)

Publicatione: 
FIRST RECORD OF THE FAMILY TARSOCHEYLIDAE FROM IRAN WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES (ACARI: TROMBIDIFORMES)



About authors:

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

Ueckermann E. A., Plant Protection Research Institute, Private Bag X 134, Queenswood, Pretoria, South Africa. School of Environmental Sciences and Development, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus 2520, South Africa


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

Annotation:

A new species of the genus Hoplocheylus Berlese, H. fereshtae sp. nov. is described and figured based on females collected from soil under Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. (Poaceae), Amirabad, Mahallat, Markazi province, Iran. This is the first record of this family from Iran.

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