One new species record for Iran and three new provincial records of the family Eriophyidae (Acari: Eriophyoidea)
Paper ID : 1058-IPCA4 (R1)
Kimia Aghazadeh, Solmaz Azimi, Parisa Lotfollahi *
Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, East Azerbaijan province, Iran
Eriophyoid mites are important group of tiny tetrapodili vermiform mites due to the direct damage they can cause to their hosts, their ability to transmit serious plant diseases and also due to the possibility of using them as biological agents for weed control. This superfamily consists of three families Eriophyidae Nalepa, Phytoptidae Murray and Diptilomiopidae Keifer. Members of the family Eriophyidae are differentiated from Phytoptidae species by absence any setae on prodorsal shield or having just scapular setae on that. They are differentiated from Diptilomiopid mites by having small gnathosoma in comparison to the body, with chelicerae straight or slightly curved. During the survey on eriophyid mites fauna of Maku county in West Azerbaijan province of Iran, in summer 2020, eriophyid mites were recovered from plant samples using a modified washing method. The mites were slide mounted according to Baker et al. (1996) and morphological measurements were taken by means of a phase contrast microscope Olympus BX53. Four eriophyid species were identified: Aceria balasi Farkas, 1960, collected on the host plant Carduus acanthoides L. (Compositae), was new to Iran mite fauna; Aculus thyrsoidi Lotfollahi & Tajaddod, 2018, from Eryngium amethystinum L. (Apiaceae), Aculus asparagi Lotfollahi & Tajaddod, 2018, occasionally from Anchusa sp. (Boraginaceae) and Aceria khaniensis Honarmand, Sadeghi & de Lillo, 2020, from Artemisia abrotanum L. (Compositae), were new records to the fauna of West Azerbaijan province.
Aceria, Aculus, Apiaceae, Boraginaceae, Compositae, West Azerbaijan
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)