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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 261-272
DOI: 10.3923/je.2014.261.272
A New Laelapid Mite Cosmolaelaps qassimensis sp. nov (Gamasida: Laelapidae) from Agro-Ecosystem in Saudi Arabia
A.H. Fouly and S.M. Al-Rehiayani

Abstract:
Cosmolaelpas qassimensis sp. nov. was collected from soil samples containing leaf litter and soil surrounding the root system of date palm trees during 2013-2014 in Qassim, Saudi Arabia. Monthly survey showed that C. qassimensis was at its highest rate of occurrence (13.96 individuals/ sample) in September. There were no significant differences between average number of mites collected in May, July, August and October, while it was rarely found (1.25 and 0.96 mites/ sample) in January and February, respectively. Immature stages and adult female and male of C. qassimensis sp. nov. were extracted from a pure laboratory culture, which were maintained feeding on the acarid mite, Tyrophagous putrescentiae Schrank and kept at 26±1°C and 70±5% RH. They were illustrated and identified.
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How to cite this article:

A.H. Fouly and S.M. Al-Rehiayani, 2014. A New Laelapid Mite Cosmolaelaps qassimensis sp. nov (Gamasida: Laelapidae) from Agro-Ecosystem in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Entomology, 11: 261-272.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2014.261.272

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2014.261.272

 
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