Pavania gymnopleuri Hajiqanbar & Khaustov, 2010

Sobhi, Mohammad, Hajiqanbar, Hamidreza & Mortazavi, Azim, 2017, New species and records of heterostigmatic mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Heterostigmata) phoretic on scarabaeid dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from northwestern Iran, Zootaxa 4276 (3), pp. 427-434: 431

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4276.3.7

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:58D2FF44-1C01-42EA-9545-F1FC3D860881

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03984C68-BB56-F573-E8A1-FBBCBE6E9066

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pavania gymnopleuri Hajiqanbar & Khaustov, 2010
status

 

Pavania gymnopleuri Hajiqanbar & Khaustov, 2010 

This species was described from northeastern Iran, Razawi Khorasan province, phoretic on Gymnopleurus mopsus persianus Reitter  ( Coleoptera  : Scarabaeidae  ) ( Hajiqanbar & Khaustov 2010). Badoodam (2014) reported it from northern Iran, Golestane province , phoretic on Onthophagus  sp. and Gymnopleurus mopsus Pallas  (Col.: Scarabaeidae  ). 

Material examined. One colony including more than 50 females, Iran, Northwestern Iran , Ardabil province, Meshgin-shahr , Garachi Olia village , 38.41°N, 47.59°E, under the metanotum of Gymnopleurus flagellates (Fabricius)  ( Coleoptera  : Scarabaeidae  ) collected in dung pads of cow, 22 April 2016, coll. M. Sobhi.GoogleMaps 

Remarks. Association between this mite and beetles Gymnopleurus flagellates  is new.

Currently, of 21 species of the genus Pavania  , 10 species are phoretic on the scarabaeid beetle genera Gymnopleurus  , Onthophagus  , Copris  , Scarabaeus  and Euoniticellus  ( Cross 1965; Sevastianov 1980; Hajiqanbar & Khaustov 2010; Rahiminejad et al. 2011; Loghmani et al. 2013; Bahramian et al. 2015; current study). These mites can be identified using the following key.