Fauna of the family Phytoseiidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) related with cultivated and uncultivated plants in Lorestan province, Iran
Paper ID : 1137-IPCA4 (R1)
mehdi mirbeyk sabzevari *1, Shahriar Jafari2, Mohammad Ahmad-Hoseeini2
1Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Lorestan Province, Iran
2Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Lorestan University, Lorestan, Iran
Lorestan province has extensive forest and agricultural lands, some phytophagous arthropods such as spider mites caused damage on existing plants in this area. Phytoseiid mites are the most important natural enemies of pest mites and small arthropods on cultivated and noncultivated plants. During 2020-2021, a study was carried out to determine the fauna of predatory mites of family Phytoseiidae in Lorestan province. The collected samples were transferred to Acarology laboratory for processing. The phytoseiid mites were cleared in Nesbitt’s solution and mounted in Hoyer’s medium on microscope slides. The slides were dried in an oven at about 50°C for 7 days, sealed with nail polish and examined with an Olympus BH-2 microscope. In this survey, totally 21 species belong to 10 genera and three subfamilies were collected and identified. Among the identified species, eight species are new records for Lorestan province, one species is new for Iran that are marked by (*) and (**) respectively. The genus Amblyseiella (Muma, 1955) reported for the first time from Iran. List of species is as follows:
Subfamily Amblyseiinae: Amblyseiella antonii** (Kolodochka & Omeri, 2010), Transeius avetianae* (Arutunjan & Ohandjanian, 1972), T. herbarius* (Wainstein, 1960), Proprioseiopsis messor (Wainstein, 1960), Euseius finlandicus (Oudemans, 1915) E. scutalis (Athias-Henriot, 1958), E. stipulatus* (Athias-Henriot, 1960), Neoseiulus agrestis* (Karg, 1960), N. barkeri (Hughes, 1948), N. bicaudus (Wainstein, 1962), N. imbricatus (Corpuz & Rimando, 1966), N. marginatus (Wainstein, 1961), N. multiporus* (Wu & Li, 1987) N. zwoelferi (Dose, 1957), Paragigagnathus insuetus* (Livshitz & Kuzentsov, 1972), Subfamily Phytoseiinae: Phytoseius plumifer (Canestrini & Fanzago, 1876), Subfamily Typhlodrominae: Kuzinellus kuzini (Wainstein, 1962), Paraseiulus talbii (Athias-Henriot, 1960), Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) bagdasarjani (Wainstein and Arutunjan, 1967), T.(A.) tamaricis* (Kolodochka, 1982) T.(A.) torbatejamae* (Denmark & Daneshvar. 1982).
faunistic study, phytoseiid mites, predatory mites, new species, southwest of Iran.
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)