Phoretic uropodine mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) associated with the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Iran

  • V.R. Farmahiny Farahani Department of Entomology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
  • A. Ahadiyat | ali.ahadiyat@hotmail.com Department of Entomology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
  • P. Mašán Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • M.A. Dehvari Department of Entomology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

During an investigation on phoretic mite associates of the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, in Sistan and Balouchestan Province of Iran, two uropodine species were collected and identified as Centrouropoda almerodai (Uropodidae) and Uroobovella marginata (Dinychidae). This is the first record of the genus Centrouropoda from Iran and the first record of phoretic mites associated with this weevil from the country.

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2016-12-19
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Faunistic, Uropodina, phoresy, taxonomy.
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Farmahiny Farahani, V., Ahadiyat, A., Mašán, P., & Dehvari, M. (2016). Phoretic uropodine mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) associated with the red palm weevil, Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Iran. Journal of Entomological and Acarological Research, 48(3), 317-322. https://doi.org/10.4081/jear.2016.5853