Abstract.- Acotyledon Oudemans is the most dominating genus of the family Acaridae which is known for its negative impact over all types of stored commodities.
Key words: Acotyledon, Acotyledon ciceri, Acotyledon chakwalensis, gram.
Members of family Acaridae Ccupy certain dusty areas and hence also cause human allergic diseases (Armentia et al., 1997).Genus Acotyledon is the most dominatingmember of family Acaridae which was erected in1903 by Oudemans with description of A.
KEY TO SPECIES OF ACOTYLEDON REPORTED FROM PAKISTAN
RemarksThis new species is very close to already known species Acotyledon haripuriensis Ashfaq, Sher, Chaudhari and Aslam but this new species differs from A.
Genus Acotyledon is most common in these areas of Pakistan.
Key words: Acarid, mites, genus Acotyledon, wheat, rice, Kamokiensis, Wazirabadensis.
Acarid mites of genus Acotyledon include number of species which infest wide range of stored food stuffs (Ashfaq et al., 1986, 1987, 1990; Chmielewski, 1999).
Genus Acotyledon is most abundant genus occupying the wide range of habitats.
He also agreed to Zachvatkin (1941) considering Myrmoglyphus Vitzthum a synonym of Acotyledon. Later on, Samsinak re-established the genus Cosmoglyphus in 1966.