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A new species of Platyseius Berlese (Acari: Mesostigmata: Blattisociidae) from Iran, and a key to the world species of the genus

Department of Biodiversity, Institute of Science and High Technology and Environmental Sciences, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran.
Department of Plant Protection, Jahad Daneshgahi Higher Education Institution of Kashmar, Kashmar, Iran
Department of Biodiversity, Institute of Science and High Technology and Environmental Sciences, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran.
Acari Gamasina Phytoseioidea Platyseiinae subaquatic mites


We describe a new species of Platyseius Berlese, 1916 belonging to the subglaber species group, P. persicus sp. nov., on the basis of adult females collected in moist soil and litter in Kashmar, northeastern Iran and Nowshahr, northern Iran. A key to females of Platyseius is presented.



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