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Hajizadeh J.,Guilan University | Khanjani M.,Bu - Ali Sina University | Faraji F.,MITOX Consultants | Ueckermann E.A.,ARC Plant Protection Research Institute | Ueckermann E.A.,North West University South Africa
International Journal of Acarology | Year: 2013

The stigmaeid mites collected from Guilan Province in Northern Iran were investigated. A new species Cheylostigmaeus guilaniensis sp. nov. is described and illustrated. The following five stigmaeid species are new records for the Iranian fauna: Eryngiopus bakeri Gonzalez, 1965; Eustigmaeus ottavii (Berlese, 1910); Ledermuelleriopsis spinosa Wood, 1967; Stigmaeus glypticus Summers, 1962; and Stigmaeus petrophilus Kuznetsov & Petrova, 1979. A tabulated checklist for stigmaeid species recorded from Iran is also provided. © 2013 Taylor and Francis.

Faraji F.,MITOX Consultants | Cobanoglu S.,Ankara University | Cakmak I.,Adnan Menderes University
International Journal of Acarology | Year: 2011

A checklist and a key are given for the 62 species of Phytoseiidae of Turkey. Two species Neoseiulus marginatus (Wainstein) and Transeius wainsteini (Gomelauri), which are new records from Turkey, as well as Transeius herbarius (Wainstein) are redescribed. Amblyseius enab El-Badry, Amblyseius rusticana Athias-Henriot, Typhlodromus tenuis Westerboer, and Typhlodromus intercalaris Livshitz and Kuznetsov are recognized as suspected junior synonyms of Amblyseius swirskii Athias-Henriot, Amblyseiella setosa Muma, T. herbarius (Wainstein), and Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) invectus Chant, respectively. We accept a previous conclusion on the species concept of Phytoseius plumifer (Canestrini and Fanzago) and consider removing Phytoseius finitimus Ribaga from synonymy with P. plumifer. © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Cakmak I.,Adnan Menderes University | Faraji F.,MITOX Consultants | Cobanoglu S.,Ankara University
Turkiye Entomoloji Dergisi | Year: 2011

A checklist and a key are provided for 20 species of Ascoidea and Phytoseioidea (except Phytoseiidae) of Turkey. Three species namely Proctolaelaps cossi (Duges) (Melicharidae), Lasioseius lacunosus Westerboer and Lasioseius ometes (Oudemans) (Blattisociidae) that collected from chesnut trees in Aydin are new records to the fauna of Turkey. Proctolaelaps scolyti Evans (Melicharidae) is recorded from a new habitat and location in Turkey.

Zare M.,University of Zanjan | Rahmani H.,University of Zanjan | Faraji F.,MITOX Consultants | Akrami M.-A.,Shiraz University
Systematic and Applied Acarology | Year: 2012

The male of Transeius avetianae (Arutunjan & Ohandjanian), collected in Zanjan Province, Iran is described for the first time. The female is re-described from a collection large enough (n = 67) to examine morphometric variations. The measurements of female morphological characters collected from Iran are compared with those given in the original description from Armenia. A key to the species of Transeius recorded from Iran is also given. © 2012 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society.

Jafari S.,Tarbiat Modares University | Fathipour Y.,Tarbiat Modares University | Faraji F.,MITOX Consultants
International Journal of Acarology | Year: 2011

Amblyseius meghriensis Arutunjan (1968), collected in Lorestan Province, is a new species record for the Iranian phytoseiid fauna. The female is re-described and the male is described for the first time. The morphological characters of the female specimens collected from Iran compared with those given in the original description from Armenia. Illustrations and measurements are also given for the Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) haiastanius (Arutunjan), another new species record for Iran. We have found that the presence of preanal pores can be variable in T. (A.) khosrovensis Arutunjan. The significance of this morphological character in the taxonomy of the subgenus Anthoseius is discussed. A key to the species of Amblyseius recorded from Iran is also given. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

Jafari S.,Tarbiat Modares University | Fathipour Y.,Tarbiat Modares University | Faraji F.,MITOX Consultants
Insect Science | Year: 2012

The effect of seven constant temperatures of 15, 20, 25, 27, 30, 35 and 37°C on developmental time of Neoseiulus barkeri Hughes were determined in laboratory conditions under 65%± 5% RH and a photoperiod of 12: 12 (L: D) h on nymphal stages of Tetranychus urticae Koch. Total developmental time of females (from egg to adult emergence) at the above-mentioned temperatures was 26.59, 14.43, 6.32, 5.64, 4.59, 3.98 and 4.67 days, respectively. Developmental rate of the N. barkeri increased as temperature increased from 15 to 35°C, but declined at 37°C. A linear and two nonlinear models were fitted to developmental rate of immature stages of N. barkeri to predict the developmental rate as a function of temperature, as well as to estimate the thermal constant (K) and critical temperatures (i.e., T min, T opt and T max). The estimated values of the T min and K for total developmental time using the linear model were 12.07°C and 86.20 degree-days (DD), respectively. The T min and T max estimated by the Sharpe-Schoolfield-Ikemoto (SSI) model were 11.90°C and 37.41°C, respectively. The estimated T opt for overall immature stage development of N. barkeri by the Lactin and SSI models were 33.89°C and 24.51°C, respectively. Based on the biological criteria of model evaluation, the linear and SSI models were found to be the best models for describing the developmental rate of overall immature stages of N. barkeri and estimating the temperature thresholds. © 2012 The Authors Journal compilation © Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Ostovan H.,Islamic Azad University at Science and Research of Fars | Faraji F.,MITOX Consultants | Kamyab F.,Islamic Azad University at Science and Research of Fars | Khadempour F.,Islamic Azad University at Science and Research of Fars
Acarologia | Year: 2012

Neoseiulus paspalivorus is a new record for Iranian mite fauna. It is re-described and illustrated. Some setal lengths of Proprioseiopsis messor collected in Iran show deviations from those of the holotype and re-descriptions from the other countries. This species is re-described and illustrated based on the material collected in Iran. © Ostovan H. et al.

Moodi B.,Ferdowsi University of Mashhad | Aliabadian M.,Ferdowsi University of Mashhad | Moshaverinia A.,Ferdowsi University of Mashhad | Kakhki O.M.,Ferdowsi University of Mashhad | Faraji F.,MITOX Consultants
International Journal of Acarology | Year: 2014

This study was carried out to identify mite species infesting passerine birds in eastern Iran. A total of 106 passerine birds from 37 species were captured and examined for mite infestation. Of the 106 birds examined, 35 birds (33.01%) were infested with mites. Fourteen mite species were removed from infested birds and identified as follows: Leptotrombidium (Ericotrombidium) limpidum Kudryashova, 1976, Harpyrhynchoides rubeculinus Cerny and Sixl, 1971, Neoschoengastia longitarsalis Schluger and Belskaj, 1966, Ptilonyssus pirangae Cerny, 1969, Ptilonyssus hirsti Castro and Pareira, 1947, Ptilonyssus icteridius Strandtmann and Furman, 1956, Proctophyllodes stylifer Buhholz, 1869, Proctophyllodes clavatus Fritsch, 1961, Proctophyllodes truncatus Robin, 1877, Proctophyllodes orientalis Gaud, 1953, Dolichodectes edwardsi Trouessart, 1885, Strelkoviacarus critesi Spory 1965, Dermanyssus brevis Ewing, 1936 and Ornithonyssus sylviarum Canestrini and Fanzago, 1877. In this study O. sylviarum, D. brevis, P. pirangae, P. hirsti, P. icteridius, H. rubeculinus, N. longitarsalis, D. edwardsi, P. stylifer, P. truncates and P. clavatus are new records of these mites for Iran. Proctophyllodes clavatus on Common Chiffchaff, D. edwardsi on Tree Sparrow and Olivaceous Warbler, S. critesi on Common Chiffchaff, House sparrow and Corn Bunting, P. pirangae on Common Greenfinch, H. rubeculinus on Common Nightingale and P. icteridius on Red-headed Bunting were recorded for the first time in the world. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

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