Amin M.R.1, Khanjani M.1, Ueckermann E.A.2,3 2014. First record of the family Tarsocheylidae from Iran with the description of a new species (Acari: Trombidiformes) // Acarina. Vol.22. No.1: 40–45 [in English].

1 Department of Plant Protection, College of Agriculture, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran; e-mails:

2 ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute, Private Bag X134,Queenswood, Pretoria, 0121 South Africa.

3 School of Environmental Sciences and Development, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus 2520, South Africa; e-mail:

ABSTRACT: A new species of the genus Hoplocheylus Berlese, H. fereshtae sp. nov. is described and figured based on females collected from soil under Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. (Poaceae), Amirabad, Mahallat, Markazi province, Iran. This is the first record of this family from Iran.

KEY WORDS: Tarsocheylidae, Hoplocheylus, new species, predatory mites, Iran.

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