Troxodania decumanus ( Krczal, 1959 ),

Sobhi, Mohammad, Hajiqanbar, Hamidreza & Mortazavi, Azim, 2017, New species and records of heterostigmatic mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Heterostigmata) phoretic on scarabaeid dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from northwestern Iran, Zootaxa 4276 (3), pp. 427-434: 432

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4276.3.7

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:58D2FF44-1C01-42EA-9545-F1FC3D860881

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Troxodania decumanus ( Krczal, 1959 )
status

 

Troxodania decumanus ( Krczal, 1959) 

This species was described from Germany from a rotten stump of pine ( Krczal 1959). Mašan (1993) reported it from Slovakia phoretic on Trox sabulosus Linnaeus  ( Coleoptera  : Trogidae  ). It was also recorded from Russia phoretic on Trox cadaverinus Illiger ( Khaustov & Trach 2014)  . 

Material examined. Five females, Iran, Northwestern Iran , Ardabil province, Meshgin-shahr , Ahmad Abad village , 38.21°N, 47.35°E, phoretic on Onthophagus furcatus Fabricius  ( Coleoptera  : Scarabaeidae  ) collected in dung pads of cow, 17 May 2016, coll. M. Sobhi.GoogleMaps 

Remarks. The genus Troxodania  is a new record for the fauna of western Asia. Most mites of the genus Troxodania  have been recorded from different trogid beetles ( Coleoptera  : Trogidae  ) ( Khaustov & Trach 2014). Therefore, the association between this genus of mites and beetles of the family Scarabaeidae  (Insecta: Coleoptera  ) is new.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Coleoptera

Family

Trogidae

Genus

Troxodania