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One new Aculops species (Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) from Ziziphus jujuba Mill. (Rhamnaceae) in Iran

  • Asiyeh Salari
  • Parisa LotfollahiEmail author
  • Ali Mehrvar
  • Fatemeh Houshyari
Original Article


Samplings were carried out on jujube, Ziziphus jujuba Mill. plants (Rhamnaceae) during mid-May 2016 in Jiroft region of Kerman province, Iran, and one new Aculops vagrant species was recovered and then hereby is described, illustrated and named as Aculops konari Lotfollahi & Salari sp. n. coming from the Persian common name Konar given to Z. jujuba. The new species shows few similarities with Aculops privae Mohanasundaram, 1980, but these two species distinctly differ in some details of prodorsal shield pattern, number of the empodial rays, dorsal and ventral semiannuli number, dorsal semiannuli ornamentation and length of setae sc, d and e. This is the first record of Aculops mites collected on a Rhamnaceae plants. In addition, a key to the thirteen eriophyoid mite species collected on Ziziphus plants worldwide provided on the base of their descriptions and a table of information about their type host, type locality and habitus are provided.


Kerman Konar Rhamnaceae Sampling Ziziphus 



This research was supported by Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University (Iran) which is greatly appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of AgricultureAzarbaijan Shahid Madani UniversityTabrizIran

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