Systematic & Applied Acarology
ISSN 1362-1971
An international journal of the Systematic and Applied Acarology Society, published since 1996

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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2007) 12, 47–54.

First record of the little known genus Andrevella Southcott, 1961 (Acari: Erythraeidae) from Iran, with a description of a new species


1Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran. E-mail:

2Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.



The genus Andrevella (Acari: Erythraeidae) is recorded for the first time from Iran. Andrevella persiangulfia sp. nov., represented by a larva collected as free-living on soil on a Persian Gulf beach is described. It is the second species of this little known genus. A modified generic diagnosis of Andrevella is provided.

Key words: Acari, Erythraeidae, new species, Andrevella, Iran


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Southcott, R.V. (1961) Studies on the systematics and biology of the Erythraeoidea (Acarina), with a critical revision of the genera and subfamilies. Australian Journal of Zoology, 9(3), 367–610.

Southcott, R.V. (1993) A new larval Charletonia (Acarina: Erythraeidae) from Spain. Acarologia, 36(1), 51–56.


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