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 Thaumatopelvis Mahunka, 1973 from Asia and a new association between ants of the genera Formica and Pheidole with mites of this genus. A key to world species of the Thaumatopelvis is also provided.
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