Modification in the generic diagnosis of Bursaustium (Acari: Erythraeidae) with description of a new species from southeast of Iran

Javad Noei, Farzad Minab Podineh, Sara Ramroodi


The generic diagnosis of Bursaustium Haitlinger, 2000 is modified and Bursaustium zabolensis Noei sp. nov. (Acari: Trombidiformes: Erythraeidae) collected from soil samples (off host) under tamarisk trees in Zabol city, Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran, is described. It is the third known species of the genus and second species of this genus from Iran. A key to species of Bursaustium (larva) is also provided.


Balaustiinae; Bursaustium gaspari; B. norbakhshi; larva; Tamarix; Trombidiformes.

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