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Redescription of Eutarsopolipus elongatus Regenfuss, 1968 (Acari: Podapolipidae) parasitising carabid beetles, with first description of the male

Mohammad Sobhi, Hamidreza Hajiqanbar and Abdolazim Mortazavi
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


A species of mites of the genus Eutarsopolipus Berlese, 1911 (Acari: Prostigmata: Podapolipidae), Eutarsopolipus elongatusRegenfuss, 1968, belonging to the acanthomus species group, is found from northwestern Iran. This is first record of the species from Asia including Iran. Also, unknown male of this species is discovered. During a survey on mites associated with insects in northwestern Iran, three colonies of this ectoparasitic species were recovered from subelytral cavity of the carabid beetles (Amara aenea). Purposes of this article are to describe the male and to redescribe the larval and adult females of this species, with world key to male stage of the acanthomus species group of the genus Eutarsopolipus.


We thank Dr. A. Anichtchenko (Institute of Systematic Biology, Daugavpils University, Latvia) for help with identifying the host beetles. We are also grateful to Nadine Duperre (Technical assistance, University of Hamburg, Center of Natural History-CeNak, Zoologisches Museum, Germany) for loaning the type material of E. elongatus.


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Received: 2017-2-2
Revised: 2017-4-24
Accepted: 2017-5-4
Published Online: 2017-7-5
Published in Print: 2017-9-26

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