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Abstract

The false spider mites of the genus Cenopalpus Pritchard & Baker (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) from Iran.

Abstract

Four new species of the genus Cenopalpus Pritchard and Baker are described from Iran, namely: C. rubusi sp. nov., collected from salmonberry bushes, Rubus persicae L. (Rosaceae), Sanandaj, Kurdistan province; C. prunusi sp. nov. from plum trees, Prunus domestica L. (Rosaceae), Hamedan, Hamedan province; C. khosrowshahii sp. nov. from Sophora alopecuroides L. (Fabaceae), Hamedan, Hamedan province; and C. quercusi sp. nov. from oak trees, Quercus castaneifolia C.A. Mey. (Fagaceae), Robat Namaki, Lorestan province. Six species are re-described: C. saryabiensis Akbar and Chaudhri, 1985, C. lanceolatisetae (Attiah, 1956), C. irani Dosse, 1971, C. abaii Khosrowshahi and Arbabi, 1997, C. bakeri Düzgünes, 1967 and C. crataegi Dosse, 1971. Of these species, C. irani reaches high population density and is widespread. A key to all known Iranian species of the genus is provided.