A new species of Reticulolaelaps Costa (Acari: Laelapidae) associated with Tapinoma sp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Iran, with a review of the world species
2015 - Volume: 55 Issue: 1 pages: 33-40
We describe a new mite species from Iran - Reticulolaelaps costai n. sp. (Acari: Laelapidae). The new species was collected from the nest of Tapinoma sp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Alborz Province. The additional morphological characters for complementing the description of Reticulolaelaps lativentris Karg is presented. A revised diagnosis for Reticulolaelaps, as well as a key to the world species of the genus, is presented.
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