6.STUDIES ON MITES FROM JUNAGADH DISTRICT_ GUJARAT By N.C.VACHHANI AND S.K. PATEL
This study investigates the mite’s fauna of the chosen areas of Junagadh district, Gujarat. These sites were chosen randomly at various study areas in Junagadh district. It is aimed to explore the fauna, discover some new spices and by that to enrich knowledge on mites taxonomy, and to highlight the importance of predatory mites. The diversity of mites fauna resulted in identification of 24 species belonging to 16 genera spread over 11 families of order Acari Highest count of species obtained from Tetranychidae, Phytoseiidae and Ixodidae whereas, the lowest count of species was traced with Argasidae, Hydrachnidae, and Trombidiidae. The result clearly indicated that the fauna of our study region is very rich and still many under Scribed species possibly remain unexplored.
KEY WORD: Mites, Junagadh, Gujarat.