عنوان مقاله [English]
During different seasons of 2013, a faunistic survey was carried out on oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) in Arasbaran forests, north of East Azerbaijan Province of Iran. Mites were extracted from soil and plant litter samples using a Berlese's funnel and cleared in Nesbitt's fluid. Then, they were mounted in Hoyer's medium as microscope slides. In this study, 13 species, belonging to 10 genera and 7 families of poronotic oribatid mites were collected and identified, of which two species for East Azerbaijan Province and two species for the Iran mite fauna were new records which were marked with (*) and (**) respectively. The collected species according to related families are as follows:
Lucoppia feideri**, Oribatula (Oribatula) tibialis alifera (Oribatulidae); Scheloribates fimbriatus (Scheloribatidae); Ceratozetella cf. sellnicki (Ceratozetidae); Eupelops cf. eximius, E. acromios, E. torulosus*, E. tardus (Phenopelopidae); Anachipteria cf. deficiens (Achipteriidae); Punctoribates cf. liber (Punctoribatidae); Pilogalumna tenuiclava*, Pergalumna longisetosa**, Galumna (Galumna) karajica (Galumnidae).