Oribatid mites (Acari: Sarcoptiformes: Oribatida) fauna of Sistan & Baluchestan province, Iran
Paper ID : 1098-IPCA4
Fatemeh Ordouni *1, Sara Ramroodi2, Mohammad Ali Akrami3, Ehsan Rakhshani4
1Department of Plant Protection College of Agriculture University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran
2Department of Plant Protection College of Agriculture, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran
3Department of Plant Protection School of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
4Department of Plant Protection College of Agriculture University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran
The mites of Oribatida, known as the beetle mites, moss mites and armored mites, are among the most abundant terrestrial arthropods in the world. The biodiversity and richness of these mites is one of the most important species reservoirs in the animal kingdom. During 2016–2019, in order to identify oribatid mites in Sistan and Baluchestan province, soil samples were collected from different regions of Sistan and Baluchestan province. The specimens were isolated using Berlese-Tullgren funnels and clarified in a lactophenol solution, then microscopic slide were prepared using Hoyer’s medium. The slides were placed in an oven at 45°C for 40 days. In this study, 23 species of 20 genera belonging to 15 families were identified. All specimens were deposited in the Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Zabol University, Iran. Among them, two new species are recently described (marked by *) and two species are new to the Iranian oribatid mites fauna, (marked by**). It should be noted that all species are recorded for the first time from Sistan & Baluchestan province. According to results, Cosmochthoniidae; Haplochthoniidae & Galumnidae (each with three species); Brachychthoniidae & Lohmanniidae (each with two species) are the families with highest number of species. The species identified by the two groups of primitive and higher oribatid mites are as follows:
Cohort Macropylina: Family Ctenacaridae: 1- Ctenacarus araneola Grandjean, 1932; Family Aphelacaridae: 2- Aphelacarus acarinus acarinus Berlese, 1910; Family Brachychthoniidae: 3- Sellnickochthonius immaculatus** Forsslund, 1942; 4- Verachthonius montanus** Hammer, 1952; Family Cosmochthoniidae: 5- Cosmochthonius (Cosmochthonius) lanatus (Michael, 1885); 6- Cosmochthonius (Cosmochthonius) asiaticus Gordeeva, 1980; 7- Phyllozetes emmae Berlese, 1910; Family Haplochthoniidae: 8- Haplochthonius (Haplochthonius) longiapophysus* Ordouni, Akrami & Ramroodi, 2021; 9- Haplochthonius simplex Willmann, 1930; 10- Haplochthonius (Haplochthonius) chamela Mahunka & Mejía-Recamier, 1998; Family Lohmanniidae: 11- Thamnacarus smirnovi Bulanova-Zachvatkina, 1978; 12- Cryptacarus promecus Grandjean, 1950; Family Epilohmanniidae: 13- Epilohmannia (Epilohmannia) cylindrica cylindrical Berlese, 1904; Family Euphthiracaridae: 14- Acrotritia ardua Koch, 1841; Family Phthiracaridae: 15- Atropacarus (Atropacarus) striculus Koch, 1835; Family Nothridae: 16- Nothrus anauniensis Canestrini & Fanzago, 1877; Cohort Brachypylina: Family Gymnodamaeidae: 17- Jacotella frondeus (Kulijev, 1979); Family Tectocepheidae: 18- Tectocepheus velatus Michael, 1880; Family Oppiidae: 19- Oppiella (Oppiella) nova (Oudemans, 1902); Family Galumnidae: 20- Pergalumna sistanbaluchestanica* Akrami, Ordouni & Ramroodi, 2021; 21- Pilogalumna tenuiclava (Berlese, 1908); 22- Galumna flabellifera flabellifera Hammer, 1958; Family Scheloribatidae: 23- Scheloribates (Scheloribates) fimbriatus Thor, 1930.
Acari, Cryptostigmata, new species, new record, Southeast Iran
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)