Faunistic Survey of Injurious Mites Associated with Broad Leaf Trees in Green Spaces of Mashhad Region

Document Type : Research Article


Ferdowsi University of Mashhad


During 2008-2009 species composition of injurious mites associated with common broad leaf trees and ornamental shrubs in green spaces of Mashhad region was surveyed. As result, 13 mite species belonging to 10 genera and 3 families, Eriophyidae, Tetranychidae and Tenuipalpidae were collected and identified. In bellow list, the new records for Razavi Khorasan and Iran are indicated with one and two asterisks respectively.
1-Eriophyidae: Schevtchenkella ulmi* Farkas,1960 ; Aceria fraxinivora Nalepa, 1909; Aculops knowltoni** Keifer, 1964 ; 2-Tetranychidae: Schizotetranychus hindustanicus** Hirst,1924; Eutetranychus orientalis Klein,1936; Eutetranychus africanus** Tucker, 1926; Oligonychus yothersi** Mc Gregore,1914; Oligonychus mangiferus** Rahman & Sapra, 1940; Eotetranychus willametti Ewing; Panonychus ulmi Koch 1836; Tetranychus turkestani Ugrov & Nikolaskii, 1937; Tetranychus urticae Koch, 1836; 3-Tenuipalpidae: Cenopalpus pulcher Canestrini & Fanzago, 1876.

Keywords: Mite, Green space, Tetranychidae, Tenuipalpidae, Eriophyidae, Iran