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A New Species of the Genus Pseudostigmaeus Wood (Acari: Prostigmata: Stigmaeidae) from Pakistan

A New Species of the Genus Pseudostigmaeus Wood (Acari: Prostigmata: Stigmaeidae) from Pakistan

Bilal Saeed Khan1*, Muhammad Afzal2, Muhammad Asif Qayyoum1, Imran Ali3 and Abdul Ghaffar

1Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan; 2Professor and Dean, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan; 3Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

bilalentomologyuaf@gmail.com; dr.bilal.saeed@uaf.edu.pk  

ABSTRACT

Mites of the family Stigmaeidae are well known as predators against phytophagous mites, lepidopterous eggs and bodies of small soft insects. A random survey was conducted to explore the predatory mite fauna from Punjab, Pakistan. The holotype female (male unknown) of the new mite species Pseudostigmaeus sorghumus sp. nov was collected from city Dera Ghazi Khan on Sorghum bicolor (L.) and described. Fifteen paratypes were also collected from same collection data and seven were from Muzaffargarh. 

 

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Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research

June

Vol. 33, Iss. 2, Pages 192-421

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