Aceriini, Amrine & Stasny, 1994

Mehri-Heyran, Hosein, Lotfollahi, Parisa, de, Enrico, Lillo & Azimi, Solmaz, 2020, Eriophyoid (Trombidiformes: Eriophyoidea) mite fauna of Miandoab region in Iran with redescription of Aceria kiefferi (Nalepa), Persian Journal of Acarology 9 (2), pp. 161-171: 163

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Tribe Aceriini  

Acalitus phloeocoptes (Nalepa, 1890)   – collected from Prunus domestica   L. in six surveyed localities ( Table 2). This species was the most abundant species during this study and it was found in high dense population in most of sampling localities. This is one of the key pests of Miandoab region in recent years, which causes lots of damages to the plum orchards, especially Shablon cultivar (personal observations; Fig. 1).

Aceria   cf. tosichella Keifer, 1969 – collected from Lolium temulentum   L., Sorghum halepense   (L.) Pers. and Setaria italica   (L.) P. Beauv. ( Poaceae   ), and occasionally from other 75 plant species in all sampled localities (،able 2). It should be commented that this mite species, as well as many others here listed, can be subjected to wind dispersal and can be landed on non-elective host plant species. Subsequently this species was one of the abundant ones that was found in all developmental stages in the surveyed region and is marked by one asterisk (*) in Table 2. It is one of the most important eriophyoid mites associated with Poaceae   with a high potential in causing yield reduction by direct feeding on wheat and barley, and by transmitting viruses to the host plants ( de Lillo et al. 2018).

Aceria cynodonis Wilson, 1959   – only females collected from Vitis vinifera   L. ( Vitaceae   ) and Populus alba   L. ( Salicaceae   ) in two localities ( Table 2). Its collection can be considered occasional and depends on its dispersal due to the large spread of its elective host plant species in the sampled localities.

Aceria medicaginis (Keifer, 1941)   – collected from Medicago sativa   L. (Leguminosae) in one locality ( Table 2).

Aceria anthocoptes (Nalepa, 1892)   – collected from Achillea millefolium   L., Arctium lappa   L., Cirsium altissimum   (L.) Hill, C. arvense   (L.) Scop., C. palustre   (L.) Coss. ex Scop. (Compositae) and due to the windy weather of sampling area, it’s all developmental stages occasionally collected from Malus pumila Mill.   ( Rosaceae   ) in five localities ( Table 2). This species was one of the abundant species in the surveyed region and is marked by one asterisk (*) in Table 2.

Aceria plectrumscuti Lotfollahi, Haddad, Khanjani, Moghaddam & de Lillo, 2013   – collected from Centaurea virgata Lam.   (Compositae) in one locality ( Table 2).