Contributions to the Turkish oribatid mite fauna (Acari: Oribatida) from Sakarya and Yozgat provinces

PER S., Cubukcu K., TOLUK A. , AYYILDIZ N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.45, no.1, pp.70-78, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-2010-27
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-78


This study deals with the data on Turkish records of oribatid mites that play an important role in decomposition of organic matter, nutrient cycling, and soil formation. Oribatid mites in litter, lichen, moss, and soil collected from Sakarya and Yozgat provinces were sampled between 2014 and 2020. Standard methods were used for extraction, detection, preservation, and preparation of mites from the material collected from study area. Five oribatid mites were for the first time recorded from Turkey, namely Mesotritia (Mesotritia) nuda (Berlese, 1887) (Oribotritiidae), Hoplophorella (Rhacaplacarus) ortizi (Perez-Inigo, 1970) (Phthiracaridae), Eremaeus translamellatus Hammer, 1952 (Eremaeidae), Oribatella (Oribatella) foliata Krivolutsky, 1974 (Oribatellidae) and Liebstadia (Liebstadia) longior (Berlese, 1908) (Liebstadiidae). Their geographic distribution and diagnostic morphological characteristics are presented.