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Potential of Ascidae, Blattisociidae and Melicharidae (Acari: Mesostigmata) as Biological Control Agents of Pest Organisms
This review focuses on a discussion about aspects most related to the possible use of members of these families as biological control agents, namely on their association with other organisms, feeding habits and general biology.
A revision of the Plateremaeidae (Acari: Oribatei)
The family Plateremaeidae is revised, and includes the only species P. ornatissimus (Berlese), from Brazil; Allodamaeus Banks, with the species ewingi (Banks), from the USA.
A revision of the Pheroliodidae, fam. n. (Acari: Oribatei)
The new family Pheroliodidae, herei nproposed, includes the following genera and species Pheroliodes Grandjean (in whose synonymy Pedrocortesia Hammer is placed), with the species: casa-branquensis,
Description of Nooliodes gen. n. and Nooliodidae fam. n. (Acari, Oribatei) from Madagascar
The type species, Plateremaeus glaber Balogh, from Madagascar, is redescribed based on previous description and figures.
Recharacterization of Gymnodamaeoidea and erection of Plateremaeoidea (Acari, Oribatei), with key to families and genera
The present paper deals with the recharacterization of the Gymnodamaeoidea and the erection of Plateremaeoidea n. grad. (Acari, Oribatei). Gymnodamaeidae Grandjean, Aleurodamaeidae Paschoal &
New Brazilian spider mites (Acarina: Tetranychidae)
Seven species of spider mites, including the male allotype of Allonychus braziliensis (McGregor, 1950) is described and the female redescribed, were described as new in a thesis submited to Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz".
A revision of the Pedrocortesellidae, fam. n. (Acari: Oribatei)
The family Pedrocortesellidae, fam. n., includes the following genera and specie : Pedrocortesella Hammer, with the species: puchra Hammer (Peru) and gymnonota Hammer (New Zealand), which are