Bee Mites : Acari : Acariformes : Trombidiformes : Trochometridiidae : Trochometridium

Trochometridium iranicum Hajiqanbar and Khaustov, 2009

Trochometridium iranicum Hajiqanbar and Khaustov, 2009: 2711, Figs 4-6 (holotype female Sab-5 in Acarological Collection, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran; paratype females in same institution, Zoological Institute, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, US National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C., USA; Collection of Nikita Botanical Gardens, Yalta, Ukraine and Acarological Collection, Zoological Museum, College of Agriculture, University of University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran); Mortazavi et al., 2011: 57 (comparison with T. kermanicum; included in key); Hajiqanbar, 2011: 105, Fig p. 105B (comparative morphology of sporothecae).

Hosts. Pseudapis nilotica (Smith, 1875)

Distribution. Iran (type locality - Iran, Razawi Khorassan Prov., vicinity of Sabzevar town, Mazinan village 36°18.510' N, 56°48.507' E, 877 m)

Hajiqanbar, H. 2011. A review on classification, biological and behavioral characters of heterostigmatic mites (Acari: Trombidiformes: Heterostigmatina) with emphasis on important families. In First Persian Congress of Acarology, 22-23 December 2011, eds. S. Kazemi & A. Saboori, 102-116. Kerman: International Center for Science, High Technology & Environmental Sciences.
Hajiqanbar, H., A. Khaustov, K. Kamali, A. Saboori & H. Kamali. 2009. New taxa of the family Trochometridiidae (Acari: Heterostigmata) associated with insects from Iran. Journal of Natural History.43: 2701-2722.
Mortazavi, A., H. Hajiqanbar & A. Saboori. 2011. A new species of the family Trochometridiidae (Acari: Heterostigmatina) associated with Paulusiella sp. (Coleoptera: Elateridae) from Iran Zootaxa.2746: 57-68.



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