Prostigmatid soil mites of alfalfa fields in northwest of Iran (East Azerbaijan province) including one genus, subgenus and four species as new records

Abstract : Prostigmatic soil mite fauna of alfalfa fields of six regions in Northwest of Iran (East Azerbaijan) including Soofian, Payam, Zenooz, Marand, Shabestar and Jolfa was studied at three different times of the year 2006 (mid-May, mid-July and mid-September), based on Nested design. In this study 24 species, 26 genera and 17 families belonging to 8 superfamilies were identified in which 1 genus and 1 species were new records for mite fauna of Iran and 4 genera and 4 species were new records for mite fauna of east Azerbaijan province. Results showed that the maximum mean number was obtained in Shabestar at mid-September. This study confirms that at the case of high temperature and low humidity, the diversity and frequency of mites are increased
Keyword : Alfalfa, soil, East Azerbaijan, Fauna, Prostigmata
Author(s) : , P. Lotfollahi, K. H. Irani Nejad, M. Bagheri, M. Valizade
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