Krczaldania primitiva (Krczal, 1959) (Acari: Pygmephoridae) associated with mushroom-forming fungi Psathyrella sp. (Fungi: Psathyrellaceae)
Paper ID : 1180-IPCA4
safoora majidi1, Vahid Rahiminejad *2, Ahmad Nadimi3
1Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Plant Production, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Golestan, Iran
2Gorgan University of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources
3Gorgan university of Agricultural Science and Natural Resource
The cohort of Heterostigmata (Acari: Trombidiformes) includes more than 2,000 described small to medium-sized mite species that are categorized in eight superfamilies. The family Pygmephoridae is the largest group of heterostigmatic mites which found in organic soils and beds, the nests of birds and mammals, and in association with social and semi-social insects. At least 350 species have been described in about 30 genera, most of them have been identified based only on adult females. During a study on the fauna of Proastigmata mites in the Naharkhoran Forest in Gorgan, in the fall of 1400, Krczaldania primitiva (Krczal, 1959) was found associated with Psathyrella sp.. Previously, this species was described and reported from various parts in Europe and then re-described from Ukraine, Crimea extracted from mosses on the soil. Therefore, this is the first record of K. primitiva for the mite fauna of Asia and also, Psathyrella sp. fungi is first host record for this species. This mite can be identified by the following characters: Setae c1 distinctly shorter than c2, setae h2 more than two times shorter than f, bases of setae ps2 and ps3 situated close to each other, setae ps1-2 about two times shorter than ps3.
Mite, Heterostigmata, Prostigmata, Hyrcanian Forest, Gorgan
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)