Systematic & Applied Acarology
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Systematic & Applied Acarology (2007) 12, 199-204

Redescription of the female of Paraseiulus triporus and Proprioseiopsis dacus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) based on material collected from citrus in northern Iran

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2 2Department of Entomology, Science & Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 14155-775, Tehran, Iran
3Fars Science & Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, P. O. Box 73715-181, Marvdasht, Iran
4Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, P.O. Box 4487, Sunriver, Oregon 97707, USA


Adult female Paraseiulus triporus (Chant & Yoshida-Shaul) and Proprioseiopsis dacus (Wainstein) are redescribed and illustrated based on specimens collected in Iran. These two species were collected from citrus trees in Mazandaran Province, Tonekabon County. The morphology of the mites collected in Iran is compared with that given in the original descriptions. Proprioseiopsis dacus is recorded for the first time in Iran.

Key words: Iran, Paraseiulus triporus, Proprioseiopsis dacus, first record, redescriptions


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