Androlaelaps aegypticus Hafez, El-Badry and Nasr, 1982

Barbar, Ziad, 2018, New mite records (Acari: Mesostigmata Trombidiformes) from soil and vegetation of some Syrian citrus agrosystems, Acarologia 58 (4), pp. 919-927: 921

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http://doi.org/ 10.24349/acarologia/20184298

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Androlaelaps aegypticus Hafez, El-Badry and Nasr, 1982
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Androlaelaps aegypticus Hafez, El-Badry and Nasr, 1982  

Specimen collected — Al-ya’robiyah: One female from litter and soil under Eucalyptus sp.   , 30 March, 2017. This is the third international record of this species. It was previously recorded from Egypt ( Hafez et al., 1982) and Iran ( Soleimani et al., 2010). Androlaelaps aegypticus   is a very active predator and can feed on immature stages Tyrophagus   of putrescentiae (Schrank), Rhizoglyphus echinopus (Fumouze and Robin)   ( Acaridae   ) and Lepidoglyphus destructor (Schrank)   ( Glycyphagidae   ). Differences in biological characteristics (incubation period, life cycle and female fecundity) of this species were observed according to prey and temperatures ( Mostafa et al., 2017).