Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 597–605 | Cite as

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

  • Mohammad Sobhi
  • Hamidreza HajiqanbarEmail author
  • Abdolazim Mortazavi


A species of mites of the genus Eutarsopolipus Berlese, 1911 (Acari: Prostigmata: Podapolipidae), Eutarsopolipus elongatus Regenfuss, 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.


Mite Heterostigmata new record Carabidae Asia Iran 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Sobhi
    • 1
  • Hamidreza Hajiqanbar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdolazim Mortazavi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Entomology, Faculty of AgricultureTarbiat Modares UniversityTehranIran

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