Halolaelaps saproincisus Hirschmann & Götz, 1968, Hirschmann & Gotz, 1968

Kazemi, Shahrooz, Rajaei, Asma & Yazdanian, Mohsen, 2018, Two new records of the genus Halolaelaps (Mesostigmata, Halolaelapidae) from Iran, Persian Journal of Acarology 7 (2), pp. 217-220: 218

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.22073/pja.v7i2.37376

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F7075B45-AC87-4324-8196-009540F34FFC

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/237A3C01-1B61-FFC8-FF50-FE8DFF3FA2FC

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Felipe

scientific name

Halolaelaps saproincisus Hirschmann & Götz, 1968
status

 

Halolaelaps saproincisus Hirschmann & Götz, 1968   ( Fig. 1 View Figures 1–2 )

Halolaelaps saproincisus   . – Hirschmann and Götz 1968: 9; Karg 1971: 294, 1993: 300; Bregetova   and Shcherbak 1977: 296; Krantz 2016: 13; Trach 2016: 444.

Halolaelaps (Halogamasellus) saproincisus   . – Błaszak and Ehrnsberger 1995: 44; Błaszak et al. 2004: 6.

Material examined and measurements of Iranian specimens

One deutonymph removed from under elytra of an unidentified species of Aphodius Illiger   , collected in Sarakhs region, Khorasan Razavi Province, northeastern Iran, 26 April 2010 [idiosoma length 329, width 198]; 14 deutonymphs removed from under elytra of an unidentified species of scarab beetles, collected in Mashhad region, Khorasan Razavi Province, northeastern Iran, 31 March 2010 [idiosoma length 353–371, width 219–234 (n = 4)]; one deutonymph removed from an unidentified species of Staphylinidae   beetle, collected in Torbat Heydarieh region, Khorasan Razavi Province, northeastern Iran, 30 April 2010 [idiosoma length 338, width 201]; one deutonymph removed from under elytra of an unidentified Geotrupidae   beetle, collected in Mashhad region, Khorasan Razavi Province, northeastern Iran, 25 March 2010 [idiosoma length 362, width 227].

Notes

In a survey on mesostigmatic mites associated with some insects in northeastern Iran, some deutonymph specimens of an unknown species of Halolaelaps   were collected. This species was unique within the known species of the genus until that time by presence of only two pairs of modified setae pv on coxae II-III, but we did not described the species as new for science because its adult stages, especially adult females, had not been collected in that research. Trach (2016) redescribed adults of H. saproincisus   and also described its deutonymphs for the first time. Comparison of the deutonymph specimens collected in Iran and that of H. saproincisus   described by Trach (2016) indicated their conspecificity. However, Iranian deutonymphs of the species have a more concave anterior margin of sternal shield ( Fig. 1 View Figures 1–2 ). On the other hand, Trach (2016) reported phoretic deutonymphs of the species only in association with Aphodius fimetarius   (L.) ( Scarabaeidae   ), but the deutonymphs in this study were removed from three different species of Scarabaeoidea and also an unidentified species of Staphylinidae   beetles. It should be noted that about 20 years ago, Mossadegh (1997) reported an uncertainly identified species of Halolaelaps   as H. cf. saproincisus   from bee hives ( Apis mellifera   L.) in northwestern Iran, but that species never identified certainly and recorded from Iran.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Halolaelapidae

Genus

Halolaelaps

Loc

Halolaelaps saproincisus Hirschmann & Götz, 1968

Kazemi, Shahrooz, Rajaei, Asma & Yazdanian, Mohsen 2018
2018
Loc

Halolaelaps (Halogamasellus) saproincisus

Blaszak, C. & Ehrnsberger, R. & Michalik, J. 2004: 6
Blaszak, C. & Ehrnsberger, R. 1995: 44
1995
Loc

Halolaelaps saproincisus

Krantz, G. W. 2016: 13
Trach, V. A. 2016: 444
Karg, W. 1993: 300
Bregetova, N. G. & Shcherbak, G. I. 1977: 296
Karg, W. 1971: 294
Hirschmann, W. & Gotz, H. 1968: 9
1968