NOTES ON SOME MITES UNDER CERTAIN FIELD CROPS IN CENTRAL IRAQ

  • Zahida Al-Douri Iraq Natural History Research Center and Museum, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract

A study of some mite species of alfalfa. wheat, and barley was conducted in central Iraq.
The mites were extracted using a tullgren funnel method. Twelve species were recorded. 10 of
them belong to suborder Trombidiformes and 2 belong to suborder Sarcoptiforms. Three
mites, Irnpar(pes hystricinus, Scutacarus longitarsus, and Rhizoglyphus echin opus are new
records for Iraqi mite fauna, and 11 are new host records in alfalfa soil.

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Published
2000-07-01
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