Abstract

Male and larval female of the parasitic mite Eutarsopolipus abdominis Regenfuss, 1968 (Acari: Prostigmata: Podapolipidae) belonging to the myzus species group are described and illustrated for the first time on the basis of the materials recovered from under elytra of Agonum sp. (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from Mazandaran Province, northern Iran. A redescription of the adult female is also provided. It is the first record of this species from Asia and fourth representative of parasitic mites of the myzus species group found from Iran. Furthermore, this finding revealed the first record of the association between tribe Platynini (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Harpalinae) and mites of myzus species group, and one of the highest levels of polyxeny among mites of the genus Eutarsopolipus.

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