Eupodoidea of Kermanshah province with first report of a new genus and species of Rhagidiidae (Acari: Trombidiformes: Eupodoidea) from Iran
Paper ID : 1195-IPCA4 (R1)
Maryam Darbemamieh *1, Hamidreza Hagiqanbar2, Mohammad Khanjani3, Alexander Khaustov4
1Department of Plant Protection, Razi University
22. Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, 14115-336, Tehran, Iran.
3Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bu-Ali Sina, Hamadan, Iran.
44. Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Biology (X-BIO), Tyumen State University, Tyumen, Russia
Mites of the family Rhagidiidae Thor & Willmann, 1941 (Trombidiformes: Eupodoidea) are worldwide and common in most perennial ecosystems like grass, caves, Karsts and forest soils. They are minute soft-bodied mites and voracious predators. During a survey of eupodoid mites in Kermanshah province from 2010 to 2014, nine species from seven different genera of Eupodoidea mites collected. Among these mites, the genus Hammenia Zacharda, 1980 and its species Hammenia macrostella Zacharda, 1980 were new for the fauna of Eupodoidea in Iran. Two females of this mite were collected from orchard soil in Sarab Yavari region, Kermanshah Province (34° 28' 37" N, 46º 54' 54" E, H: 1208m) on 8 April 2012. This is the first record of this genus and species from Iran. Previously, 11 species from six other genera of this family has collected from Iran. This genus can be recognized with its clavate trichobothria and relatively gigantic stellate setae with long lateral branches. In H. macrostella, the rhagidial organ on tarsus I is composed of four parallel grooves, each receiving a recumbent solenidion. The stellate organ, e, is particularly developed, on tibia I. Other collected Eupodoidea in this survey were as follows: F: Eupodidae: Claveupodes sp., Eupodes sp., Benoinyssus sp. F: Cocceupodidae: Linopodes sp., Linopodes antennaepes Banks, 1894; Cocceupodes sp.; F: Penthaleidae: Penthaleus major (Duges, 1834); Penthaleus sp.. More focuses are needed to the Eupodoidea in Iran and more studies can clarify their diversity, abundance, feeding habits and geographical distribution.
Prostigmata, Eupodidae, Hammenia, predator, Kermanshah
Status : Abstract Accepted (Oral Presentation)