Re-description of Bdella muscorum Ewing (Acari: Bdellidae) from Western Iran

Amir Hossein Eghbalian, Mohammad Khanjani


This paper presents the re-description of Bdella muscorum Ewing, 1909, collected from soil and litter under apricot trees, Prunus armeniaca L. (Rosaceae), Hamedan region, Iran. Also, a key to Iranian Bdella species is provided.


Agricultural pests; Bdelloidea; Hamedan region; predator; snout mites.

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