A new species of Hypoaspis Canestrini from Iran (Acari: Laelapidae), with a key to the species occurring in the Western Palaearctic Region

Zootaxa. 2014 Aug 5;3846(4):569-76. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3846.4.5.


Hypoaspis elegans sp. nov. was collected on adult female Oryctes elegans Prell. (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Bam, Kerman province, Iran. The new species is described and illustrated from adult females. Hypoaspis surii Khanjani et. al., 2013 is a junior synonym of Hypoaspis maryamae Joharchi & Halliday, 2011. A key to the Western Palaearctic species of Hypoaspis is presented.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Coleoptera / parasitology
  • Female
  • Iran
  • Mites / anatomy & histology*
  • Mites / classification*