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World distribution and host range of Podapolipoides spp. (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Podapolipidae), with the description of a new species

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Abstract

The ectoparasitic mite Podapolipoides anacridii n. sp. (Heterostigmatina: Podapolipidae), collected from the basal hindwings of Anacridium sp. (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in central Iran, is described. Podapolipoides Regenfuss, 1968 is defined, and the distribution, host-specificity and host range of its constituent species are discussed.

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Acknowledgements

We are indebted to Prof. R. W. Husband (Biology Department, Adrian College, Adrian, MI 49221, USA) for his helpful comments during the preparation of the description of the new species and also for reviewing the manuscript. Many thanks go to the following people for help with the identification of the acridid host: Dr H. Song (Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA); and Drs H. Hojat and M. Mofidi-Neyestanak (Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Tehran, Iran). The authors also thank to H. Song, for a critical review of the manuscript and making valuable comments on the systematics and life history of grasshoppers, and A. Dowling (Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas, USA) for reviewing the discussion of the manuscript.

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Hajiqanbar, H., Joharchi, O. World distribution and host range of Podapolipoides spp. (Acari: Heterostigmatina: Podapolipidae), with the description of a new species. Syst Parasitol 78, 151–162 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11230-010-9284-5

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Keywords

  • Larval Female
  • Setal Formula
  • Prodorsal Shield
  • Coxal Field
  • Idiosomal Seta