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16 January 2017 A new species of the genus Spatulaphorus (Acari: Heterostigmata: Pygmephoridae) associated with Gymnopleurus flagellatus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Iran
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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 genus is reviewed and an updated key to world species of the genus Spatulaphorus is provided.

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Mohammad Sobhi, Hamidreza Hajiqanbar, and Abdolazim Mortazavi "A new species of the genus Spatulaphorus (Acari: Heterostigmata: Pygmephoridae) associated with Gymnopleurus flagellatus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Iran," Systematic and Applied Acarology 22(2), (16 January 2017). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.22.2.6
Received: 5 October 2016; Accepted: 1 November 2016; Published: 16 January 2017
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