Trochometridium kermanicum Mortazavi & Hajiqanbar, 2011,

Rahiminejad, Vahid & Hajiqanbar, Hamidreza, 2020, New records of mites of the Heterostigmata (Acari: Prostigmata) associated with insects from Golestan Province, northern Iran, Persian Journal of Acarology 9 (3), pp. 233-242: 238

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http://doi.org/ 10.22073/pja.v9i3.61223

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Trochometridium kermanicum Mortazavi & Hajiqanbar, 2011
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Trochometridium kermanicum Mortazavi & Hajiqanbar, 2011 

World distribution – Iran: Kerman Province, collected from Paulusiella  sp. (Col.: Elateridae  ); Razavi Khorasan Province, ex. Komarowia tartara (Saussure)  (Hym.: Tiphiidae  ); Mazandaran Province, under elytra of Coccobius schreberi  (L.) (Col.: Scarabaeidae  ) ( Mortazavi et al. 2011; Loghmani et al. 2014b; Hajiqanbar and Arjomandi 2019).

Material examined – Two specimens of the mite Trochometridium kermanicum  found in a vial containing ethanol 75% and five earwigs of the Labidura riparia (Pallas, 1773)  (Derm.: Labiduridae  ) and three specimens of the mite associated with Gryllus desertus Pall  ( Orthoptera  : Gryllidae  ) in shore of Caspian Sea, Bandar-E-Turkmen, 36.89 N, 54.05 E, and altitude 1 m a.s.l., 12 July 2013 and three September 2014.

Remarks – The G. desertus  is a new host record for the mites of the family Trochometridiidae  . This is the first record of phoresy of this mite on earwigs. Also, this is the second report of phoresy of the family Trochometridiidae  and the order Dermaptera  . Previously, T. chinensis (Mahunka, 1966)  was reported in association with an earwig belonging to the family Labiduridae  from North Khorasan province ( Hajiqanbar et al. 2009; Mortazavi et al. 2011).