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A new record for Iranian false spider mites with key to the known species of Tenuipalpidae (Acari: Prostigmata) in Iran.
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Many phytophagous mite species e.g. belonging to Tenuipalpidae are considered pest of plants (Duzgunes, 1970; Evans et al., 1998); Smith Meyer (1979) provided a key to the world fauna of this family.
Life history and population growth parameters of Neoseiulus californicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) fed on Thrips tabaci (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in laboratory conditions
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The development, survivorship and life-history parameters of the Boku strain of N. californicus feeding on first instar larvae of T. tabaci were evaluated to assess the biology and life table of the biological control agent of spider mites that also preys on thrips.
Predatory mite fauna of Phytoseiidae of northwest Iran (Acari: Mesostigmata)
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To determine the predatory mite family Phytoseiidae associated with spider mites in northwest Iran, a survey was carried out during 2006-2007 and the following new synonymies are proposed.
SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION AND SEASONAL ACTIVITY OF PANONYCHUS ULMI (ACARI: TETRANYCHIDAE) AND ITS PREDATOR ZETZELLIA MALI (ACARI: STIGMAEIDAE) IN APPLE ORCHARDS OF ZANJAN, IRAN
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The index of dispersion (ID) showed that the spatial distribution of P. ulmi in apple orchards was aggregated but it showed random distribution for Z. mali, indicating aggregated spatial distribution in prey and predator.
Report and Survey of Morphometric Characteristics of Varroa destructor (Acari:Varroidae) Collected from Honey Bees in Tehran Province, Iran
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Comparison between measurements of body lengths and widths of specimens which were collected from Firozkoh (above 1500m altitude), Karaj (1000-1500m altitude) and apiaries in Varamin (less than 1000m altitude] in Tehran Province revealed that there was no significant difference between the three colonies.
Food imprinting revisited: early learning in foraging predatory mites
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The results suggest that food imprinting is indeed special because, unlike associative learning, it occurred without reinforcement, was restricted to a sensitive phase and persisted into adulthood.
Mites of the Raphignathoidea (Acari: Prostigmata) from Zanjan vicinities and description of male of Stigmaeus shabestariensis
TLDR
Raphignathoid mites are important biological control agents of spider and eriophyid mites, and scale insects in agriculture and forestry and was the abundant mite species in Zanjan vicinities in collected specimens.
Adaptive learning in the foraging behavior of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis
TLDR
Learning in juveniles of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis is examined, which has a feeding preference for herbivorous spider mites but may use conspecific larvae as alternative prey, to better cope with shortage of the innately preferred spider mite prey.
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