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1 January 2011 A New Species of Parapygmephorus (Acari; Heterostigmatina; Neopygmephoridae) Phoretic on Halictus quadricinctus (Fabricius, 1776) (Hym.; Halictidae) from Iran
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A new species of the genus Parapygmephorus Cross, 1965 (Acari: Heterostigmatina, Neopygmephoridae) is described from Northeastern Iran. A phoretic adult female of Parapygmephorus khorasanicus Hajiqanbar and Khaustov sp. n. was discovered clasping on hairs on the ventral body surface of Halictus quadricinctus (Fabricius, 1776) (Hymenoptera; Halictidae). It is the fifth representative among the known species of the genus Parapygmephorus in the world. Differentiation of new species from other species of the genus is discussed, and a key to known world species is provided.

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Hamidreza Hajiqanbar, Alexander Khaustov, and Karim Kamali "A New Species of Parapygmephorus (Acari; Heterostigmatina; Neopygmephoridae) Phoretic on Halictus quadricinctus (Fabricius, 1776) (Hym.; Halictidae) from Iran," Zoological Science 28(1), 56-60, (1 January 2011). https://doi.org/10.2108/zsj.28.56
Received: 12 August 2009; Accepted: 1 May 2010; Published: 1 January 2011
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