New mite records (Acari: Mesostigmata, Trombidiformes) from soil and vegetation of some Syrian citrus agrosystems

Ziad Barbar, Serge Kreiter
This study gives the result of collections of mite fauna inhabiting soil, litter and plant species surrounding citrus orchards at three localities in Latakia governorate. Mites collected were identified and only new recorded species are presented. During this study, 21 species belonging to 12 families (4 Mesostigmata and 8 Trombidiformes) were reported as new to the Syrian fauna. Five species were phytophagous mites (belong to Tenuipalpidae and Tetranychidae), while the others are considered as
more » ... s are considered as generalist predators or feed on microorganisms in their habitats. The results could be of importance for integrated pest management applied in Syrian citrus orchards.
doi:10.24349/acarologia/20184298 fatcat:joptgymnzvesrg6ghjcx5xdak4