Additional mite records (Acari: Mesostigmata, Sarcoptiformes, Trombidiformes) from Syria

Rania Ebraheem(1), Aghnar Khador(1), Yousef Hanna(1), Lujain Dwya(1), Ghaith Nakoul(1), Ziad Barbar* (1)

(1) Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Al-Baath University, Homs, Syria.

(*Corresponding author: Ziad Barbar E-Mail:

Received: 2/05/2021                          Accepted: 24/08/2021


The present study is a part of a collection of mites fauna aimed to identify species that occurred on some cultivated plants and wild vegetation in Tartus governorate, Syria in November and December 2020. The results showed the presence of thirteen mite species belonging to six families, of which four species are new records for Syrian mite fauna: the predatory mite Blattisocius dendritic (order Mesostigmata, family Blattisociidae) collected on Solanum melongena; the predatory mite Euseius finlandicus (order Mesostigmata, family Phytoseiidae) collected on Castanea sp.; the predatory mite Glycyphagus domesticus (order Sarcoptiformes, family Glycyphagidae) collected on Quecus sp.; and the phytophagous mite Cenopalpus tamarixi (order Trombidiformes, family Tenuipalpidae) collected on Pinus pinea. Morphological measurements and complementary description is given for this later species.

Keywords: new record, Blattisocius dentriticus, Euseius finlandicus, Glycyphagus domesticus, Cenopalpus tamarixi, Syria

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