New host and the second record of Charletonia shahriari (Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae) from Iran

Masoud Hakimitabar, Elnaz Fadaei, Martin Husemann, Saeed Mohamadzade Namin


Charletonia shahriari Saboori, Azimi & Shirdel, 2012 was described based on larvae, ectoparasitic on undetermined cercopids (Hemiptera: Cercopidae) in a wheat field in Tabriz city, East Azarbaijan Province (Saboori et al. 2012), Iran. In this paper, four specimens of the species were collected; ectoparasitic on an orthopteran host (Calliptamus italicus (Linnaeus)) in Gorgan city, Golestan Province and some additional biometric data are provided. 



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