Fauna of Machrochelid mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) in Ramjerd region (Fars Province)
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Machrochelid mites are free-living predators common in habitats that are rich in decaying organic material including manure. Several species of macrochelid mites feed on the eggs and small larvae of fly pests and phoretic on the adults. During 2009-2010, the fauna of macrochelid mites in Ramjerd region was studied. The mites were extracted by Berlese funnel and cleared in Lactophenol, then were mounted in Hoyers medium on microscopic slides. Totally, 9 species belonging to two genera were collected and identified. Among identified specimens, four species are new records for Fars Province mite fauna that marked by an asterisk. The identification of two species is in the process of action. The species are listed as fallows:1- Glyptholaspis. confusa (Foa, 1900); 2- G. sp. 3- Macrocheles. merdarius (Berlese, 1889); 4- M. subbadius (Berlese, 1904); 5-M. peniculatus* (Berlese, 1918); 6- M. muscaedomesticae* (Scopoli, 1772); 7- M. glaber* (Muller, 1860); 8- M. perglaber* (Filipponi & Pegazzano, 1962); 9- M.. sp.1; 10- M. sp. 2; 11- M. sp.3.