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Farahi S, Shishehbor P, Nemati A. Records of Parasitidae and Laelapidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) from domestic animal manure in Khuzestan province, southwestern Iran with a new record for the Asian fauna. J. Insect Biodivers. Syst 2020; 6 (3) :247-260
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1- Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran , sara.farahi@gmail.com
2- Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
3- Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran
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Mites of the families Parasitidae and Laelapidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) are among the most common and widely distributed mites of the suborder Gamasina. During 2015-2017, fauna of parasitid and laelapid (Acari: Mesostigmata) mites from domestic animal manure collected and surveyed in Khuzestan Province, southwestern Iran.Totally, four Parasitidae species belonging to three genera and seven Laelapidae species belonging to four genera collected from domestic animal manure in Khuzestan Province. Among them, Cornigamasus ocliferius Skorupski & Witaliński, 1997 is a new record for mite fauna of Asia and Androlaelaps projecta Furman, 1972 is a new name for mite fauna of Iran. Four species are new to Khuzestan Province fauna as well. We also recorded six manure-associated species which have never been previously reported from manure in Iran. Parasitus fimetorum (Berlese, 1904) was the most frequent Parasitidae species among our records. The mites distribution and habitats data in Khuzestan Province are provided for all of the species, together with some taxonomic and bio-ecological notes.
Keywords: Mesostigmata , Cornigamasus ocliferius , Manure-inhabiting mites , Ahvaz
Cornigamasus ocliferius (Skorupski & Witaliński, 1997)
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Received: 2020/01/5 | Accepted: 2020/06/15 | Published: 2020/06/23

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