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MITES (ACARI: PROSTIGMATA & MESOSTIGMATA) INHABITING GREEN PLANTINGS IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT OF NORTH-EASTERN IRAN, INCLUDING SIX NEW RECORDS
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It was found that Oligonychus ununguis and Tetranychus turkestani are the most common and important pest species of conifers and broad leaf plants respectively. Expand
New data to the knowledge of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) fauna of Iran.
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11 new species are added to the fauna of Khorasan provinces, including 3 species namely Dixus clypeatus P. Rossi, Poecilus (Poecilus) punctulatus Schaller, 1783 and Pterostichus elongatus Duftschmid, 1812 which are here recorded for the first time from Iran. Expand
The Effects of Collection Methods on Species Diversity of Family Syrphidae (Diptera) in Neyshabur, Iran
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A faunistic list of Syrphidae sampled in the agroecosystems of Neyshabur (KhorasanRazavi Province) through Malaise, yellow water traps and hand net is presented for the first time and Shannon-Weiner index of biodiversity found out for Malaises trap was higher than that calculated for yellow water trap. Expand
Investigation on the mutualistic interactions of ant species and the aphids, Cinara spp. (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Pinus mugo trees in urban green space of Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan, Iran
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Eleven symbiotic ant species belonging to 8 genera and 3 subfamilies were identified of which 2 species were considered as new record for Khorasan Razavi fauna and bio diversity of ant species feeding on aphid’s honeydew was explored. Expand
A Checklist of Iranian Tarsonemid Mites (Acari: Trombidiformes) with a New Record for Iran
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The checklist given here includes a new record made by the author, supplemented by those reported in the literature prior to 2013 and information regarding provincial distribution in Iran and habitats and associations of the collected species. Expand
Effects of insect pollinators on onion seed production quality and quantity
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Non availability of insect pollinators during the flowering period of onion caused substantial reduction on seed number and seed weight per umbel and seeds from free pollination flowers showed higher germination capacity than those isolated from insect visitors. Expand
Effects of low ozone concentrations and short exposure
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It was showed that 12-day-old larvae were more susceptible than other stages when exposed to 5 ppm ozone for 120 min, and 17-day old larvae had the highest sensitivity to ozonation. Expand
Susceptibility of immature stages of the Indian meal moth, Plodia interpunctella Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) to ozonated water
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Ozone is a powerful oxidant capable of killing insects and microorganisms and has been used in the food processing industry in the gaseous and aqueous states and has potential of reducing population density of P. interpunctella, one of the most important pests of dried fruits such as date, almond and pistachio, in storage. Expand
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