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Abstract

A new species of the genus Austroteneriffia (Acari: Anystina: Teneriffiidae) from western Iran.

Abstract

A new mite species, Austroteneriffia zamaniani n. sp. is described and pictured based on the holotype and one paratype female collected from ground pearls, Porphyrophora tritici (Bodenheimer) (Homoptera: Margarodidae) vicinity of Hamedan, Hamedan Province, Iran. In this species, basifemur I with five and tibia II with nine setae, c2 extend to setae e and prodorsal shield distinct. This is the second species of this genus known from west of Iran and for the first time the member of this genus was collected from scale insect. A key is provided to all known species of the genus.