Hamidreza Hajiqanbar

Hamidreza Hajiqanbar
Tarbiat Modares University | TMU · Department of Entomology

PhD

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Introduction
Hamidreza Hajiqanbar currently works at the Department of Entomology, Tarbiat Modares University. Hamidreza does research in Systematics (Taxonomy), Zoology and Parasitology. Their current project is 'Taxonomy of heterstigmatic mites associated with beetles in Mazandaran province.'
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January 2009 - November 2015
Tarbiat Modares University
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  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (177)
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A survey was carried out to investigate heterostigmatic mites associated with insects in Borujerd, Lorestan province, western Iran, in 2016. Insects were captured using light traps in the areas. Two species of the family Neopygmephoridae including Allopygmephorus spinisetus Khaustov & Sazhnev, 2016 and A. punctatus Khaustov & Sazhnev, 2016 were ide...
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The development and demographic parameters of Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phytoseiidae) were determined on grains of cattail pollen over 20 consecutive generations (G1-G20). Biological parameters and predation rate of three long-term reread A. swirskii colonies, including those reared on cattail pollen for 10 and 20 generations then...
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The predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phytoseiidae) is a commercially available natural enemy of phytophagous mites and insects. The current study tested the utility of plant pollen as a non-prey diet for mass rearing A. swirskii was tested in this study. Experiments tested the effects of almond Prunus amygdalus Batsch polle...
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Increasing insect resistance to the high toxicity of organophosphates and other conventional insecticides highlights the importance of developing and identifying alternative chemicals to successfully manage insect pests, including the striped rice stem borer (SRSB) Chilo suppressalis (Walker). SRSB is one of the most serious pests in paddy fields w...
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Many heterostigmatic mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Heterostigmata) display a wide range of symbiotic interactions, from phoresy to parasitism, with a variety of insects. Australia is expected to harbour a rich diversity of heterostigmatic mites; however, its phoretic fauna and its host associations remain mainly unexplored. We conducted a short explor...
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The effects of cattail Typha latifolia L. pollen on development and reproduction of Neoseiulus cucumeris (Oudemans) was determined over 25 consecutive generations (G). The ability of N. cucumeris to locate, capture, and consume natural prey Tetranychus urticae (Koch) was assessed after the 10th generation (G10-switch) and the 20th generation (G20-s...
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The ectoparasitic mite Podapolipoides chorthippus Majidi and Hajiqanbar n. sp. (Acari: Prostigmata: Podapolipidae), is described and illustrated from Fars province, southern Iran. Colonies of mites were recovered from pronotum and near hindwing bases of acridid grasshoppers, Chorthippus sp. (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Gomphocerinae). This is the first...
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BACKGROUND This study evaluated the potential of Neoseiulus cucumeris Oudemans and Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot (Acari: Phytoseiidae) for controlling the western flower thrips (WFT), Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande) (Thysanoptera: Thripidae), by determining the functional response, numerical response, prey switching, and mutual interfere...
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In this study, we conducted a summer sampling of carabid beetles in eastern Australia to identify their associated parasitic mites. Here, we describe three new species of the genus Eutarsopolipus from under the elytra (forewings) of three native carabid species (Coleoptera: Carabidae): Eutarsopolipus paryavae n. sp. ( pterostichi group) from Geosca...
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A new species of pterygosomatid mite, Pimeliaphilus lindquisti Khadem-Safdarkhani & Hajiqanbar sp. nov. (Acari: Trombidiformes: Pterygosomatidae) parasitizing Trachyderma (Trachyderma) christophi (Faust, 1875) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pimeliinae: Pimeliini) from Yazd province, central Iran is described and illustrated based on adult female, deut...
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Mites (Acari) represent important parasites for a diverse range of hosts. Within the Acari, the Prostigmata represent a diverse suborder of the order Trombidiformes with about 20 000 species, including parasitic forms on both vertebrates and invertebrates. Within the Prostigmata, the genus Locustacarus (Heterostigmata: Podapolipidae) is particularl...
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A survey was conducted on the fauna of Ichneumonini Latreille, 1802 (Ichneumonidae: Ichneumoninae) in North-central area of Iran. The specimens were collected using Malaise traps from March to November in 2010-2011. A total of 28 species were identified, of which three species and one subspecies are recorded for the first time from Iran: Eutanyacra...
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Mites (Acari) represent important parasites for a diverse range of hosts. Within the Acari, the Prostigmata represent a diverse suborder of the order Trombidiformes with about 20 000 species, including parasitic forms on both vertebrates and invertebrates. Within the Prostigmata, the genus Locustacarus (Heterostigmata: Podapolipidae) is particularl...
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This review discusses mostly recent advances related to the fundamental and applied knowledge of mite families for the control of pests in Iran. There are several mite families (more than 20) related to pests that the focus has been mostly on mites of the family Phytoseiidae because of their important role in biological control of mite and insect p...
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The age-specific functional and numerical responses of Neoseiulus cucumeris Oudemans (Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae) on eggs of the two-spotted spider mite, Tetranychus urticae Koch (Prostigmata: Tetranychidae), were assessed in the laboratory using bean leaf discs. Densities of 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, and 128 prey were provided to 4-(protonymph), 6-(deu...
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Complicated ecological interactions among numerous species could drive ecosystems towards more stability. Scarabaeoid beetles render a profound contribution to ecological processes through establishing symbiotic relationships with a variety of fungivorous mites. Such interactions with mites play important roles in forest conservation and biodiversi...
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The prostigmatic mites including Heterostigmata (Acari: Trombidiformes) comprise one of the most myrmecophilous mite lineages. One of the well known heterostigmatic ant-associates genus is Petalomium (Pygmephoroidea: Neopygmephoridae). In an investigation on ant-associate mites in some parts of central and southern Iran, five species of the genus P...
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Moderate and humid region in north of Iran is home to a rich arthropod fauna, yet the mite fauna of Golestan province, with moderate Caspian climate, is poorly studied systematically. In this study, we conducted a faunistic study on heterostigmatic mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Eleutherengonides) associated with insects in Golestan Province. We used b...
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A new species of Biskratrombium (Trombidiformes: Microtrombidiidae), B. persicumn. sp. is described and illustrated, from Fars province, southern Iran. Biskratrombium persicum larvae are ectoparasites of the adults of Phlebotomus (Paraphlebotomus) alexandri (Sinton, 1928), P. (Phlebotomus) papatasi (Scopoli, 1786) and Sergentomyia (Sergentomyia) me...
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In a study on insect-associated heterostigmatic mites (Acari: Trombidiformes: Prostigmata) carried out in Mazandaran province, northern Iran, during spring and summer 2016-2017, a total of 13 species from 11 genera of six families were identified. Among them, three species Imparipes sevastianovi Khaustov, 2008, Scutacarus hystrichocentrus Sevastian...
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The Iranian species in the Chrysis pulchella and C. varidens species groups are investigated. Six species are recognized, two of which are described for the first time: Chrysis gamberoonensis Farhad, Rosa and Talebi sp. nov. and Chrysis brunneamarginata Farhad, Rosa and Talebi sp. nov.. Chrysis gamberoonensis Farhad, Rosa and Talebi sp. nov. belong...
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In a survey of prostigmatic mites associated with insects in southern parts of Iran, a new species of the genus Dolichocybe and four new species of the genus Pavania as associates of the scarab and trogid beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Trogidae) were found: Dolichocybe orzueeyehiensis sp. nov. from Adoretus sp., Pavania kermaniensis sp. nov. fr...
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The larvae of water mites of the genus Hydrachna parasitise water bugs and water beetles. Larvae of the genus Hydrachna attach to the thorax and abdomen sternites and tergites under the elytra. Up to now six species of Hydrachna were recorded from Iran, but there are no records on larvae parasitising on water beetles. There is some information abou...
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Two new species of the genus Eutarsopolipus Berlese (Acari: Heterostigmata: Podapolipidae), Eutarsopolipus gombrooni Hajiqanbar and Mortazavi sp. nov. and E. oconnori Hajiqanbar and Mortazavi sp. nov., are described from different localities in Iran. Both belong to the myzus species group and were found beneath the elytra of Syntomus lateralis (Mot...
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Members of the family Podapolipidae (Acari: Trombidiformes: Prostigmata) are highly specialized obligate parasites of various insects particularly Coleoptera and usually live in the subelytral cavity of host beetles. These mites exhibit a degree of host specificity at the family level. However, a remarkable exception is the genus Podapolipus, membe...
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Functional response is one of the efficient factors in evaluating the performance of predatory mites. Functional response of phytoseiid predatory mite is affected by various factors such as temperature, relative humidity,photoperiod and presence of pollen. In this research, functional response of Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot to different dens...
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A new mite species of the genus Gaeolaelaps, G. scarites Joharchi and Saeidi sp. nov., collected from under the elytra and on the abdomen of Scarites (Parallelomorphus) terricola Bonelli (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Iran is described and illustrated.
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Stigmaeid mites parasitizing phlebotomine sandflies were collected in Fars province, Southern Iran, during 2016–2017. The present study has revealed records of four species of stigmaeid mites, namely, Eustigmaeus johnstoni, Stigmaeus furcatus, Stigmaeus sinai, and Stigmaeus youngi. Among them, two species S. furcatus and S. youngi are recognized as...
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A survey was carried out to study scutacarid mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Scutacaridae) associated with insects in Borujerd city, western Iran. A new species and six species new to the mite fauna of Iran, and mostly new to Asia, were found. Scuta-carus pseudoapodemi Navabi & Hajiqanbar sp. nov. phoretic on the ant Camponotus oasium Forel (Hymenoptera...
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The genus Ceuthothrombium Robaux, Webb & Campbell, 1976 is redefined based on data of the original description and a new species from Jahrom, Iran. The discovery of a new species from Iran showed a variation between characters considered for the genus and some new features were considered as well. Also, Ceuthothrombium scolopendrae sp. nov. (Acari:...
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In a survey on heterostigmatic mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Heterostigmata) associated with insects in Lorestan province, western Iran, three species of the genus Caesarodispus (Heterostigmata: Microdispidae) were collected as associates of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). One of them is new to science, Caesarodispus dilatasetus Navabi & Hajiqanbar sp...
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In this survey the tribe Heresiarchini (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae) of Alborz and Guilan provinces was taxonomically studied. The specimens were collected using Malaise traps during March to November 2010. Three species including: Coelichneumon comitator (Linnaeus, 1758), Coelichneumon probator Horstmann, 2000 and Syspasis carinator...
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In a survey on insect-associate heterostigmatic mites in northern forests of Iran, six species of the genus Petalomium Cross, 1965 (Acari: Pygmephoroidea: Neopygmephoridae) were collected from different ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). One species, P. mazandaranicum Abbasi-Moqadam and Hajiqanbar sp. nov., is new to science and described here. Other...
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Two genera and four species of myrmecophilous microdispid mites (Acari: Heterostigmata: Microdispidae), associated with various ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), are recorded from northwestern Iran: Unguidispus japonicus Kurosa, 1979 phoretic on Lasius obscuratus Stitz, 1930, Caesarodispus samsinaki (Mahunka, 1967) on Formica sp., C. modestus (Berles...
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The present study is based on the material collected from Alborz and Guilan provinces of Iran during March to November 2010 and 2011. Three species of the genus Platylabus Wesmael were collected and identified, of which Platylabus orbitalis (Gravenhorst, 1829) (Hym.: Ichneumonidae: Ichneumoninae, Platylabini) is newly recorded from Iran and the Mid...
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A new genus, Dytiscacarus gen nov. Hajiqanbar and Lindquist, based on three new species and representing a new family of trombidiform mites, is described from Iran and the USA. These mites are highly specialized parasites of beetles in the family Dytiscidae, undergoing their entire life cycle while inhabiting the space beneath the elytra of their h...
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A new species of the genus Punicodoxa Mahunka, 1978 (Acari: Prostigmata: Microdispidae) is described and illustrated from Southwestern Iran: Punicodoxa termitophila Azhari and Hajiqanbar sp. nov., discovered from a termite Anacanthotermes sp. (Isoptera: Hodotermitidae). This species is the second representative of the genus Punicodoxa which is the...
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Male and larval female of the parasitic mite Eutarsopolipus abdominis Regenfuss, 1968 (Acari: Prostigmata: Podapolipidae) belonging to the myzus species group are described and illustrated for the first time on the basis of the materials recovered from under elytra of Agonum sp. (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Mazandaran Province, northern Iran. A red...
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The mite species Thaumatopelvis lorasiacus Navabi & Hajiqanbar sp. nov. (Acari: Heterostigmata: Scutacaridae) associated with ants of the genera Formica Linnaeus, 1758 and Pheidole Westwood, 1839 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is described form Borujerd, Lorestan Province, western Iran. This finding presents the first evidence of the genus Thaumatopelvi...
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This survey was conducted as a taxonomic work on the species of the tribe Phaeogenini (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae) in North central Iran during March to November 2010 and 2011. Nine species belonging to six genera were identified, of which two genrea (i.e. OronotusWesmael, 1845 and Stenodontus Berthoumieu, 1897) and four species, Dic...
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During the survey of heterostigmatic mites (Acari: Prostigmata) associated with insects in northwestern Iran, Ardabil province, 11 species from three genera of the family Scutacaridae were identified: Heterodispus (one species), Scutacarus (three species) and Imparipes (seven species). Among these, three species are recorded for the first time in A...
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A new species of Hoplocheylus Atyeo and Baker, 1964 (Acariformes: Heterostigmatina: Tarsocheylidae), H. evansi Arjomandi and Hajiqanbar sp. nov., is described and illustrated from nest of the ant Messor denticulatus Santschi, 1927 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Miankaleh peninsula, Mazandaran province, northern Iran. The new species is characterize...
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The tribe Platylabini (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae, Ichneumoninae) of Alborz, Guilan and Tehran provinces (North central Iran) was taxonomically studied. The specimens were collected using Malaise traps during March to November 2010-2011. Four species were identified including: Apaeleticus bellicosus Wesmael, 1845, Platylabus iridipennis Gravenhorst...
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A species of mites of the genus Eutarsopolipus Berlese, 1911 (Acari: Prostigmata: Podapolipidae), Eutarsopolipus elongatus Regenfuss, 1968, belonging to the acanthomus species group, is found from northwestern Iran. This is first record of the species from Asia including Iran. Also, unknown male of this species is discovered. During a survey on mit...
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In order to study fauna of Prostigmata, some soil samples and insect specimens were collected from different parts of Rey County, Tehran province, during March to October, 2016. The insects were captured by a light trap, netting and exploring their habitats (in particular ants and beetles). After transferring into the laboratory, mites were extract...
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The economic importance of mites of the family Iolinidae Pritchard, 1956 (Trombidiformes: Tydeoidea) is poorly-known except of iolinids living on foliage which have an important role in providing alternative food for phytoseiid mites when other prey is unavailable or in biological control of plant pathogens. They can also act as predators of tetran...
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Four species of heterostigmatic mites (Acari: Heterostigmata: Dolichocybidae, Neopygmephoridae, Pygmephoridae) associated with scarabaeid dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) are recorded from northwestern Iran. One of these is a new species, Pavania khiavensis Sobhi & Hajiqanbar sp. nov. (Dolichocybidae), described from under the metanotum of E...
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In a survey on heterostigmatic mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Heterostigmata) associated with insects including ants in northwestern Iran, two new species of myrmecophilous mites of the genus Scutacarus (Acari: Scutacaridae) were found. They are S. shajariani sp. nov. phoretic on Tetramorium sp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and S. ebermanni sp. nov. phore...
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A new species of the genus Aethiophenax Mahunka, 1981 (Acari: Prostigmata: Acarophenacidae), A. mycetophagi Arjomandi and Hajiqanbar sp. nov., is described and illustrated based on adult females. Mites were collected from the beneath elytra of hairy fungus beetles, Mycetophagus quadripustulatus (Linnaeus, 1761) (Col.: Tenebrionoidea: Mycetophagidae...
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A new species of the genus Aethiophenax Mahunka, 1981 (Acari: Prostigmata: Acarophenacidae), A. mycetophagi Arjomandi and Hajiqanbar sp. nov., is described and illustrated based on adult females. Mites were collected from the beneath elytra of hairy fungus beetles, Mycetophagus quadripustulatus (Linnaeus, 1761) (Col.: Tenebrionoidea: Mycetophagidae...
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The genus Lophodispus Kurosa, 1972 (Acari: Heterostigmata: Scutacaridae) is recorded from Iran for the first time, and a new species Lophodispus tapinoma Sobhi and Hajiqanbar sp. nov. associated with ants of the genus Tapinoma Förster, 1855 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is described and illustrated from Meshgin shahr, Ardebil province, northwestern Ira...
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A survey was conducted to identify the parasitic wasps of the subfamily Campoleginae (Hym.: Ichneumonidae) in Fars province (southern Iran) during February 2011 – August 2013. Specimens were collected using Malaise traps and sweeping nets. Two new record species of the genus Cymodusa (Ichneumonidae, Campopleginae) were identified: C. longiterebra D...
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The mite Spatulaphorus gymnopleuri Sobhi & Hajiqanbar sp. nov. (Acari: Heterostigmata: Pygmephoridae) collected from under the metanotum of the host beetle, Gymnopleurus flagellatus (Fabricius 1787) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) is described and illustrated from Meshgin shahr, Ardabil province, northwestern Iran. Moreover, host range of the g...
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The Iranian species of the genus Holopyga (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) were investigated. Specimens were collected during four years of field research between 2010 and 2013, in northern and southern provinces of Iran. Twenty one species and subspecies were recognized, of which four species and one subspecies were recorded for the first time from Iran...
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During a survey in Kermanshah province, western Iran, seven species of mites of the genus Tydeus (Acari: Prostigmata: Tydeidae) were collected from 2006 to 2013. Tydeus helenipanoue Ka ´zmierski, 1998 is recorded for the first time in Iran. Tydeus californicus (Banks, 1904), T. electus Kuznetzov 1973, T. inclutus Livshitz, 1973, T. kochi Oudemans,...
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A survey was conducted to study the fauna of the subfamily Ophioninae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae) in southern Iranian provinces of Fars and Hormozgan. The specimens were collected using Malaise traps, light traps and sweep nets from a variety different habitats between 2011 and 2013. A total of twelve species of three genera (Enicospilus Stephens;...
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During a survey in Kermanshah province, western Iran, seven species of mites of the genus Tydeus (Acari: Prostigmata: Tydeidae) were collected from 2006 to 2013. Tydeus helenipanoue Ka ´zmierski, 1998 is recorded for the first time in Iran. Tydeus californicus (Banks, 1904), T. electus Kuznetzov 1973, T. inclutus Livshitz, 1973, T. kochi Oudemans,...
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In this research 52 species of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) have been reported from the northeastern Fars province, of which the species of Hylaeus punctus Förster and Hoplitis leucomelana Kirby were new records for Iran fauna. Among the material examined, there were 11 species of Apidae, 19 species of Halictidae, 1 species of Andrenidae, 4 species...
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Paurotyndareus Darbemamieh & Kazmierski n. gen. (Acari: Iolinidae: Tydaeolinae) is described and illustrated. The new genus can be separated from Tyndareus and near genera by reduced chaetotaxy of legs and genital region.This genus is characterized by double tip eupathidium at the end of palp, femur I with five setae, genu III with one seta, three...
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In this study, the mite Acinogaster microchaetosus (Sevastianov, 1967) (Acari: Heterostigmata: Neopygmephoridae) associated with Tetramorium sp. (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is redescribed based on material collected from northern forests of Iran. It is the first record of the genus Acinogaster from Asia including Iran. Distribution and host range of...
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The new genus and species Apediculaster carpelimus Rahiminejad and Hajiqanbar gen. nov., sp. nov. (Acari: Prostigmata: Pygmephoridae) are described and illustrated from Oak forests in northern Iran, based on phoretic females associated with Carpelimus (Paratrogophloeus) rivularis (Motschulsky, 1860) (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Oxytelinae). The new...