A new ant-associated species of Laelaspis (Acari: Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) from Iran

Arsalan Khalili-Moghadam, Alireza Saboori, Alireza Nemati, Azadeh Zahedi Golpayegani


In this paper, a new species of the genus Laelaspis Berlese, L. angustiseta sp. nov.­­­­ is described based on morphological characters of the adult female specimens collected in association with Tapinoma erraticum (Latreille) and Tapinoma simrothi Krausse (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Province, Iran. 


Adult; Dermanyssoidea; description; female; myrmecophilous mites; taxonomy

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