Scheloribates (S.) laevigatus * (C.L. Koch, 1835)

Gol, Tahereh Taghipour, Bagheri, Mohammad & Ahaniazad, Mansoureh, 2017, Oribatid mites of Oripodoidea (Acari: Oribatida) from northwest of Iran with additional description of Scheloribates (Scheloribates) labyrinthicus, Persian Journal of Acarology 6 (2), pp. 81-93 : 86

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Scheloribates (S.) laevigatus * (C.L. Koch, 1835)


Scheloribates (S.) laevigatus * (C.L. Koch, 1835)  

Material examined – Table 2 (37, 40, 48).

Distribution – Semicosmopolitan (Holarctic and Paleotropical) ( Subías 2004, updated 2016).

Iranian localities – Heyran, Arasbaran and Jolfa ( Akrami 2015); Marand (Lotfollahi et. al. 2016).

Note – Weigmann et al. (2015) considered S. laevigatus   as a synonym of S. labyrinthicus   but, they did not give any reason for their action. We do not follow these authors because the labyrinth-like ornamentation is unique and consistent in all populations of S. labyrinthicus   but all populations of S. laevigatus   cuticle is smooth and without obvious ornamentation.