First record of the family Micropsammidae (Acari: Sarcoptiformes: Endeostigmata) from Iran
Paper ID : 1041-IPCA4 (R1)
Mahshid Mirzaei Pashami *1, Alireza Saboori2, Jamasb Nozari1, Kamran Afsahi3
1Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
2Dept. Plant Protection, Col. Aric., Univ. Tehran
3Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran
Family Micropsammidae Coineau & Theron, 1983 was collected for the first time from coastal dunes Montpellier (France). These mites are elongate and have short legs, without prodorsal trichobothria but with postpedal constrictions and massive chelicerae. There is just one described species, Micropsammus litoralis Coineau & Theron, 1983 that feed on fungi and has 3 pairs of prodorsal setae, a naso bearing setae ro, and well developed rutella.
In order to study on tillage effects on soil mites, in Dasht e mir, Khodabandeh city, Zanjan province, Iran, soil samples were taken at three stages of wheat growth. Mites were extracted by Berlese-Tullgren funnels, cleared in Nesbitt's fluid, and then mounted in Hoyer's medium on microscope slides. During this investigation in whaet farms a female specimen of the genus Micropsammus Coineau & Theron, 1983 collected and identified. It will be decribed in near future. This is the first report of this family from Asia
Fauna; female; Khodabandeh city; soil mites; taxonomy
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)