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Saboori A, Hakimitabar M. A Checklist of the Trombidioidea (Acari: Prostigmata) of Iran. JCP. 2 (1) :33-42
URL: http://jcp.modares.ac.ir/article-3-3967-en.html
1- Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran.
2- Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran.
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This paper reviews the research on taxonomy of the Trombidioidea in Iran, with an updated checklist of 32 species (+5 undetermined species) belonging to five families and 22 genera. Among them, 27 species (+1 undetermined species) are reported based on larvae only, three undetermined species based on adults only, and six species based on both larval and post-larval stages. Also, 14 species (+3 undetermined species) and 10 genera belonging to the family Trombidiidae, one undetermined species belonging to the family Podothrombiidae, 13 species (+1 undetermined species) and seven genera belonging to the family Microtrombidiidae, three species, three genera belonging to the family Neothrombiidae and two species and one genus belonging to the family Achaemenothrombiidae. Major contributions to the Iranian fauna of the Trombidioidea were made by Alireza Saboori and his colleagues, and Zhi-Qiang Zhang. There have been some studies on the biology and the application of the Trombidioidea in biological control in Iran.
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Received: 2012/11/13 | Accepted: 2013/01/13 | Published: 2013/01/15

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