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1 May 2014 First Record of the Biunguis Species Group (Acari: Podapolipidae: Eutarsopolipus) from Asia, with the Description of a New Species Parasitizing Drypta Lineola (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
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A new species of mites of the genus Eutarsopolipus Berlese, 1911 (Acari: Prostigmata: Podapolipidae) belonging to the biunguis species group, has been described from southern Iran. Eutarsopolipus dryptus Mortazavi and Hajiqanbar n. sp. is a subelytral ectoparasite of the carabid beetle, Drypta lineola MacLeay (Coleoptera: Carabidae). This is the first record of the biunguis species group from Asia. Furthermore, this finding revealed the first record of the association between tribe Dryptini (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Dryptinae) and mites of the family Podapolipidae. A key to the adult females of this species group is provided, and the distribution and host range of all representatives of the group are discussed.
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Abdolazim Mortazavi, Hamidreza Hajiqanbar and Karim Kamali "First Record of the Biunguis Species Group (Acari: Podapolipidae: Eutarsopolipus) from Asia, with the Description of a New Species Parasitizing Drypta Lineola (Coleoptera: Carabidae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107(3), (1 May 2014). https://doi.org/10.1603/AN13196
Received: 24 December 2013; Accepted: 1 February 2014; Published: 1 May 2014
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