KSU TARIM VE DOGA DERGISI-KSU JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURE, cilt.22, ss.905-915, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Oribatid mites; body sizes are typically between 300-700 mu m which can be in the range of 150-2000 mu m and usually arthropods, that live in the organic layer of the soil. In this study, oppioid oribatid mites collected from Amanos Mountains in 2012, 2016 and 2017 were examined. Standard methods were used for extraction, detection, preservation and preparation of mites from the material collected from Study area. The identification of oppioid oribatid mites was made based on stereo, light and scanning electron microscopy studies and literature. Albeit previously recorded from Turkey, seven taxa. belonging to the families Oppiidae Selnick, 1937 and Epimerellidae Ayyddiz and Luxton. 1989 were identified for the first time from the research area. These were Oppia nitens Koch, 1830, Raniusolla anseulptoppia) insculpta (Paoli, 1908). Aheroppia minus longisetosa Subias and Rodriguez, 1988, Berniniella serratirostris hau.cpri (Mahunka, 1974), Lauroppia fallax (Paoli, 1908), Oppiella (O.) nova nova (Oudemans, 1902) and Epimerella marasensis. Toluk and Ayyildiz, 2013. As a result; based on our samples, oppioid oribatid mites which were given their structural characteristics were evaluated taxonomically and faunistically.