Volume 5, Issue 1 (2019)                   J. Insect Biodivers. Syst 2019, 5(1): 79-85 | Back to browse issues page


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1- Deptartment of Plant Protection, Faculty of Plant Production, Gorgan University of Agricultural Science and Natural Resource, Golestan, Iran.
2- Deptartment of Plant Protection, Faculty of Plant Production, Gorgan University of Agricultural Science and Natural Resource, Golestan, Iran. , vahidrahiminejad@gau.ac.ir
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During a comprehensive survey of the heterostigmatic mites associated with dung beetles in the hyrcanian forests, northern Iran, several colonies of the pygmephoroid mites including four species of the genus Spatulaphorus Rack, 1993, S. copridis Khaustov, 2007, S. gorganica Rahiminejad & Hajiqanbar, 2011, S. vladimiri Khaustov, 2005 and S. geotruporum Khaustov, 2005 phoretic on Geotrupes spiniger (Marsham, 1802) were found. This is the first record of S. geotruporum from Asia. Furthermore, this is the first record of phoresy of S. geotruporum on G. spiniger.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Systematics/Coleoptera
Received: 2019/04/24 | Accepted: 2019/05/15 | Published: 2019/05/21

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