Some mites of the superfamily Bdelloidea (Acari: Prostigmata) of Karaj (Iran), with descriptions of two new species and redescription of Bdellodes kazeruni
2007 - Volume: 47 Issue: 3-4 pages: 127-138
KeywordsAcari Bdelloidea Bdellodes bdella taxonomy Iran
Eight bdellid species in four genera are recorded from Karaj (Iran). These are Spinibdella cronini (Baker and Balock), Cyta latirostris (Hermann), Bdellodes meridionalis (Thor), Bdellodes iraniensis sp. nov., Bdella longicornis (Linnaeus), Bdella muscorum (Ewing), Bdella karajiensis sp. nov. Bdellodes kazeruni Ostovan and Karnali is redescribed. Bdella muscorum and B. meridionalis are reported for the first time from Iran. Two species in two genera of the family Cunaxidae, namely Coleoscirus magdalenae (Den Heyer) and Pulaeus subterraneus (Berlese) are reported for the first time from Iran. A key to the genera found at Karaj and the Iranian species of these genera are given.
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