The role of endemic murid rodents as hosts of arthropod vectors of diseases of medical and veterinary significance is well established in the northern hemisphere. In contrast, endemic murids are comparatively understudied as vector hosts in Africa, particularly in South Africa. Considering the great rodent diversity in South Africa, many of which may occur… (More)
Absract Fourteen mite species belonging to eleven families are reported from cultivated and wild pistachio trees of the main pistachio growing areas of Iran. Each species is defined and information on their geographical distribution and biology, where possible, is given. Eleven mite species are recorded from pistachio trees of Iran for the first time.