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Patterns of soil mite diversity in Lamto savannah (Côte d’Ivoire) submitted at different fire regimes

Julien K. N'Dri, Rodolphe Arnaud G. N'Da, Fabrice A. Seka, Pacôme K. Pokou, Jérôme E. Tondoh, Jan Lagerlöf, Mouhamadou Kone, Kanvaly Dosso, Brigitte A. N'Dri & N'Golo A. Kone
In this study, we evaluated the impact of different fire regimes (early, mid-season, or late fire) on soil mite abundance and diversity in three study sites (Salty marigot, Plateau and North piste) of the Lamto shrub savannah at 160 km northwest of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. On each site, three adjacent plots of 100 m x 50 m were delimited, to which a given fire regime was applied. At each site, soil cores were taken at...

Two New Species of the Phytoseiid Genus Neoseiulus (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Steppe Zone of Ukraine

Leonid A. Kolodochka & Bondarev Vitalyi Yu.
Two new species of phytoseiid mites of the genus Neoseiulus (Acari: Mesostigmata) from Steppe zone of Ukraine are described. Detailed descriptions, drawings, measurements, diagnosis of the new species, and the data of mite locations are given.

New genus and species of microtrombidiid mite (Actinotrichida: Trombidioidea, Microtrombidiidae) parasitizing spiders (Araneae: Araneidae) in Costa Rica

Joanna Mąkol, Magdalena Felska & Zofia Krol
A new genus and species of microtrombidiid mite, Araneothrombium dimalogunovi n. gen. et n. sp. is described based on larvae collected from a juvenile araneid spider in Costa Rica. The genus, tentatively placed in Eutrombidiinae, displays affinity to Verdunella Southcott, 1993 and Spinnitrombium Fain and Jocqué, 1996. This is the first record of Trombidioidea (excl. Trombiculidae s.l.) in Costa Rica.

A new species of the genus Tuckerella (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tuckerellidae) from Iran

Hamid Khadem Safdarkhani & Mahdieh Asadi
A new mite species Tuckerella parsi n. sp. (Prostigmata: Tuckerellidae) from Tamarix aphylla (Tamaricaceae) is described from Iran. The description of the adult female, adult male, female tritonymph and protonymph and also leg setal designations for this family are provided.

Psittophagus hollandicus n. sp., a new feather mite species (Acariformes: Pterolichidae) from the cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus (Kerr, 1792) (Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae) in Brazil

Fabio Akashi Hernandes
A new feather mite species, Psittophagus hollandicus n. sp. (Acariformes: Pterolichidae), is described from the cockatiel Nymphicus hollandicus (Kerr, 1792) (Psittaciformes: Cacatuidae) kept in captivity in Brazil.

Eriophyoid mites from ferns: description of a new Leipothrix Keifer species (Eriophyidae: Phyllocoptinae) from the Arasbaran forests (Iran) and a key to the world species

Parisa Lotfollahi & Enrico de Lillo
A survey of eriophyoid mites on ferns was carried out in the Arasbaran forests, East Azerbaijan province, Iran. A new species of the genus Leipothrix Keifer (Eriophyidae: Phyllocoptinae: Phyllocoptini) was collected on Polypodium vulgare L. (Polypodiaceae), named as L. pterisfolii, described and illustrated. It is the first record of a mite of the tribe Phyllocoptini on a Polypodiaceae plant. This mite species was found also on a plant of the family Cystopteridaceae, namely Gymnocarpium dryopteris...

Life table of the red spider mite Tetranychus bastosi (Acari: Tetranychidae) on different host plants

R. Pereira de Lima, Marcello M. Bezerra, Gilberto J. de Moraes & Imeuda Furtado
Tetranychus bastosi Tuttle, Baker and Sales was described from Ceará state, northeastern Brazil. It has so far been reported from 25 plant species, among which cassava (Manihot esculenta Crants), common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and papaya (Carica papaya L). Although there is no information about its impact on crop yield, high population levels have been observed on some crops, leading to suppose that damage might occur in some occasions. In this study, fertility life table...

Evaluation of three pesticides against phytophagous mites and their impact on phytoseiid predators in an eggplant open-field

Ziad Barbar
The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of two insecticides (deltamethrin and acetamiprid), and an acaricide (fenbutatin oxide) on diversity and abundance of mite fauna in replicate experiments carried out in an openeggplant field in Latakia, Syria. Each pesticide was applied three times with an interval of three weeks between two consecutive applications. Two phytophagous mites were observed in all treatments: Tetranychus urticae and olyphagotarsonemus latus. However, the number of predatory mite species (in...

Demographic analysis of sublethal effects of spiromesifen on Neoseiulus californicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae)

Maryam Ghadim Mollaloo, Katayoon Kheradmand, Reza Sadeghi & Ali Aasghar Talebi
The sublethal effect of spiromesifen on life table parameters of Neoseiulus californicus McGregor (Acari: Phytoseiidae) was evaluated under laboratory conditions 25±1 °C, 65±5% RH and 16:8 (L:D) h. To take both sexes and the variable developmental rate among individuals into consideration, the raw data were analyzed based on the age stage, two sex life table. The estimated values of LC5, LC10 and LC15 for N. californicus are found to be 5.834, 9.529 and 13.267 ppm,...

A new eriophyid mite species (Acari, Eriophyidae) in the genus Tegonotus Nalepa infesting Chinese white olive, Canarium album, in Fujian Province, southeastern China

Xing-Quan Xu, Jin Chen & Xiao-Feng Xue
A new mite species belonging to the genus Tegonotus Nalepa (Eriophyidae, Phyllocoptinae, Tegonotini), Tegonotus canaris n. sp. Xu, Chen, Xue, from Fuzhou, Fujian Province, southeastern China, is described and illustrated. This new species causes discoloured buds, curled leaf edges and necrosis on its host plant, Canarium album (Lour.) DC. (Chinese white olive) (Burseraceae). The character of divided empodium observed in this new species is presented for the first time in the genus Tegonotus.

Molecular phylogenetic relationships of halacarid mites suggest the reevaluation of traditional subfamily classification

Hiroko Meguro, Masahiro A. Iwasa, Koichi Goka & Hiroshi Abé
Molecular phylogenetic relationships were examined for marine mites in the subfamilies Halacarinae, Copidognathinae, Rhombognathinae and Halixodinae from the aquatic mite family Halacaridae by using nuclear 18S and 28S ribosomal RNA gene sequences. The analysis revealed incongruences between the clustering obtained in the phylogenetic trees and the current morphological classification in the subfamilies Halacarinae and Rhombognathinae (based on 18S sequences) and in the Rhombognathinae (based on both 28S and combined 18S and 28S sequences). By contrast,...

Phytoseiid mites from Basilicata region (Southern Italy): species diversity, redescription of Typhloseiulus arzakanicus Arutunjan and a dichotomic key of the genus Typhloseiulus Chant and McMurtry 1994 (Parasitiformes, Phytoseiidae)

Haralabos Tsolakis & Ernesto Ragusa
A survey of phytoseiid mites was carried out in the Basilicata region (Southern Italy) between 1976 and 2014 on wild and cultivated plants. A total of 38 species belonging to eleven genera and two subgenera were found on 59 plant species. The most common species was Euseius finlandicus (Oudemans) (39%) followed by Typhlodromus (Typhlodromus) exhilaratus Ragusa (32.2%), Kampimodromus aberrans (Oudemans) (27.1%), Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) cryptus (Athias-Henriot) (23.7%). Typhloseiulus arzakanicus (Arutunjan), found for first time in Italy,...

New spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) of the genera Paraplonobia and Eurytetranychus from Iran, and a description of all life stages of Eutetranychus orientalis (Klein)

Masoumeh Khanjani, Mohammad Khanjani & Owen D. Seeman
Two new species of Paraplonobia Wainstein and Eurytetranychus Oudemans are described from Iran: Paraplonobia (Paraplonobia) flechtmanni n. sp. from Russian knapweed Rhaponticum repens (Asteraceae) and Eurytetranychus aminii n. sp. from gum bushes Astragalus gossypinus (Fabaceae). We describe all life stages of Eutetranychus orientalis (Klein) and discuss variation within this polyphagous pest species. A key to all known species of the genus Paraplonobia (Paraplonobia) is given.

Biodiversity of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Serbia: a review, new records and key to all known species

Ivana Marić, Dejean Marčić, Radmila Petanović & Philippe Auger
Despite the economic importance of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae), data on their biodiversity are scarce in some regions of Europe, such as Balkan Peninsula and particularly in Serbia. In this country, according to the Spider Mites Web database, only 17 spider mite species belonging to seven genera have been reported. This study provides a review of the Serbian literature dealing with spider mites species recorded in Serbia and presents results of a four-year faunistic survey...

First record of the genus Bak Yunker (Acariformes: Prostigmata: Cheyletidae) from Iran with description of a new species

Saeid Paktinat-Saeij, Mohammad Bagheri & Michael Skvarla
A new species, Bak iranica sp. nov. (Acariformes: Prostigmata: Cheyletidae) is described on the basis of adult males from Amol, Mazandaran province, northern Iran. The new species can be distinguished from other species by the following features: having one seta on each trochanter, tarsi I–IV with 9(+1ω)–7(+1ω)–7(+1ω)–7(+1ω); palpal claw with two basal teeth and most of dorsal body setae slightly lanceolate and barbed. Additionally, a key to world species (females and males) of the genus...

Some new records of spider mites (Acari, Tetranychidae) from Syria

Mahram Zeity
Five species of Tetranychidae are reported in this study, two species and three species from subfamilies, Bryobinae and Tetranychinae, respectively. Two species, Petrobia (Petrobia) latens (Muller) and Bryobia rubrioculus (Scheuten) from Bryobinae while, the other three species, Amphitetranychus viennensis (Zacher), Eotetranychus carpini (Oudemans) and Eotetranychus hirsti Pritchard and Baker represent Tetranychinae.

Feather mites (Acariformes: Analgoidea) associated with the hairy woodpecker Leuconotopicus villosus (Piciformes: Picidae) in Panama

Sergey V. Mironov & Sergio Bermudez
Two new feather mite species of the superfamily Analgoidea are described from the hairy woodpecker Leuconotopicus villosus (Linnaeus, 1766) (Piciformes: Picidae) in Panama: Pterotrogus panamensis sp. n. (Pteronyssidae) and Trouessartia hernandesi sp. n. (Trouessartiidae). Pterotrogus panamensis belongs to the simplex species group and most clearly differs from the other species of this group in having the pregenital sclerite paired in males, and the hysteronotal shields strongly narrowed posteriorly in females. Trouessartia hernandesi is close to...

Additional contributions to the knowledge of predatory mites of the subfamily Coleoscirinae (Acari: Prostigmata: Cunaxidae) from the Philippines

Leonila A. Corpuz-Raros, Jeremy C.B. Naredo & Rufino C. Garcia
Four new species of predatory mites belonging to the subfamily Coleoscirinae (family Cunaxidae) are described from the Philippines, namely, Neobonzia ermilovi n. sp., Neoscirula klompeni n. sp., N. lagunaensis n. sp. and N. lambatina n. sp. Keys based on females are provided for four species of Neobonzia, and 11 species of Neoscirula that are currently known from the Philippines. New locality and habitat data are given for four previously known species of the genera Coleoscirus...

Two new species of the genus Ausoribula (Acari, Oribatida, Oribatulidae) from termitaries of South Africa

Sergey G. Ermilov, Elizabeth A. Hugo-Coetzee & Alexander A. Khaustov
Two new species of oribatid mites of the previously monotypic genus Ausoribula Lee, 1992 (Oribatulidae) are described from termite nests of South Africa. Ausoribula termitophila n. sp. has a pointed rostrum, elongately fusiform, bothridial setae, a weak anterior notogastral margin which only slightly protrudes into the prodorsum, notogastral setae c2 similar in length to other setae (except shorter c1) and three or four pairs of genital setae. In contrast, A. quagesetosa Lee, 1992 has a...

The marine-associated lifestyle of ameronothroid mites (Acari, Oribatida) and its evolutionary origin: a review

Tobias Pfingstl
Existing literature on marine associated Ameronothroidea is reviewed and recapitulated. Although these littoral oribatid mites strongly resemble typical terrestrial mites, they have evolved different adaptions of various kinds to the marine littoral environment. In order to cope with intertidal wave action, most species show reduced and compact sensilla as well as sickle-shaped and elongated claws. Complex cerotegument based plastron mechanisms have evolved to allow breathing under flooded conditions and enabling these organisms to survive an...

Ptyctimous mites (Acari, Oribatida) of Tanzania

Wojciech Niedbała
This monograph sums up the state of knowledge of ptyctimous mites fauna of Tanzania on the basis of literature data. Diagnoses of 61 species known from Tanzania (TAN) are given, 15 species have been redescribed on the basis of types and 22 species have been redescribed in earlier papers. One new species: A. ( H.) onkos sp. nov. is described. For each species a morphological diagnosis and geographic distribution are given. Eight species are new...

Blankaartia acuscutellaris (Walch, 1922) (Actinotrichida: Trombiculidae) collected from the great snipe Gallinago media (Latham, 1787) (Charadriformes: Scolopacidae) in Poland – new host and country record for chigger mite genus and species

Joanna Mąkol & Michał Korniluk
The parasitic chigger mite, Blankaartia acuscutellaris, collected from a female of Gallinago media is recorded from Poland for the first time. The locality, which constitutes the northernmost record of B. acuscutellaris in the Palaearctic, raises the question of possibility of establishing a new population on the verges of the species’ distribution range. Metric data for larvae, extending the knowledge of intra-specific variation, are provided.

Ants as predators of the Spinose Ear Tick, Otobius megnini (Dugès) in Sri Lanka

G.C.P. Diyes, N.B. Karunarathna, T.H.S.E. Silva, W.A.I.P. Karunaratne & R.S. Rajakaruna
Many pathogens, parasitoids and predators have been documented as natural enemies of ticks, but their impact on tick populations are rarely evaluated. Here, we report the predatory behaviour of ants on the spinose ear tick, Otobius megnini. Ticks were collected from the ear canal of stabled horses in Nuwara Eliya and were brought to the laboratory. Eggs, unfed and engorged larvae, engorged nymphs and adults were naturally exposed to ants under laboratory conditions and the...

Comparative life table analysis of Tetranychus urticae Koch (Acari: Tetranychidae) on ten rose cultivars

Ali Golizadeh, Samira Ghavidel, Jabraeil Razmjou, Syed Ali Asghar Fathi & Mahdi Hassanpour
Life history parameters of plant feeders are useful tools to evaluate resistance or susceptibility of host plants including different cultivars. This study compared population growth parameters of Tetranychus urticae Koch on 10 rose cultivars, including Bella Vita, Cool Water, Dolce Vita, Maroussia, Orange Juice, Pink Promise, Roulette, Tea, Valentine, and Persian yellow in laboratory conditions at 24+/-1°C, 65+/-5% relative humidity, and a photoperiod of 16:8 (L:D) h. The results revealed that mite survival rate varied...

Redescription of Lasioseius cynari Chant, 1963 (Acari: Mesostigmata: Blattisociidae)

Claudia V. Cedola, Maria F. Gugole Ottaviano, João Martin & Gilberto J. de Moraes
A redescription of adults of Lasioseius cynari Chant, 1963 is presented based on the examination of paratype specimens deposited at the Canadian National Collection of Insects and Arachnids, Canada and on specimens from Argentina. The paratype specimens originated from Italy were collected from globe artichokes (Cynara scolymus L.) and the specimens from Argentina were collected from the same host and from artichoke thistle (Cynara cardunculus L.), both Asteraceae. This is the first report of this...

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