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Cryptic speciation within Phytoptus avellanae s.l. (Eriophyoidea: Phytoptidae) revealed by molecular data and observations on molting Tegonotus-like nymphs
It is shown that Hazelnut big bud mite represents a complex of two cryptic species: one that lives and reproduces in buds causing their enlargement (‘big buds’) and drying, whereas the other is a vagrant living on leaves, under bud scales and in catkins. Expand
Phenotypic variability in five Aceria spp. (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea) inhabiting Cirsium species (Asteraceae) in Serbia
Analysis of qualitative traits using SEM confirmed results obtained from the analysis of morphometric features and revealed significant differences in 23 commonly used morphological traits as well as four additional traits related to the prodorsal shield design. Expand
New records of the tribe Bryobiini berlsese (Acari: Tetranychidae: Bryobiinae) from Serbia, with notes about associated predators (Acari: Phytoseiidae)
This paper gives an overview of the present knowledge and some new faunistic and zoogeographic data of the insufficiently researched tribe Bryobiini in Serbia and the role of 15 associated predatory mite species belonging to the families Phytoseiidae, Anystidae and Trombidiidae. Expand
Basal divergence of Eriophyoidea (Acariformes, Eupodina) inferred from combined partial COI and 28S gene sequences and CLSM genital anatomy
The results of this study suggest that the superfamily Eriophyoidea comprises basal paraphyletic pentasetacines (Loboquintus and Pentasetacus), and two large monophyletic groups: Eriophyidae s.l.str. Expand
The importance of cryptic species and subspecific populations in classic biological control of weeds: a North American perspective
The existence of host races or cryptic species may greatly increase the number of prospective biological control agents available, however, it may also create new challenges for governmental regulation. Expand
Description of a new relict eriophyoid mite, Loboquintus subsquamatusn. gen. & n. sp. (Eriophyoidea, Phytoptidae, Pentasetacini) based on confocal microscopy, SEM, COI barcoding and novel CLSM
A new pentasetacine mite Loboquintus subsquamatus was found living under scale-like leaves of 2–3 years old twigs of Cupressus sempervirens in Montenegro and possesses a number of morphological features which clearly distinguish it from all other known eriophyoids. Expand
Oziella sibirica (Acari: Eriophyoidea: Phytoptidae), a new eriophyoid mite species described using confocal microscopy, COI barcoding and 3D surface reconstruction
The use of CLSM imaging is advocated as a new, relatively simple technique for observing and describing the internal genitalia oferiophyoids, as these largely unexplored genitalic structures may provide phylogenetically meaningful information for improving the classification of this poorly understood group of mites. Expand
A new Aculodes species (Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae) associated with medusahead, Taeniatherum caput-medusae (L.) Nevski (Poaceae)
A new species of plant mite discovered on medusahead, an annual grass that is native to central Asia and the Mediterranean Basin, is described here and differentiated from other Aculodes spp. Expand
Phenetic and phylogenetic relationships among Aceria spp. (Acari: Eriophyoidea) inhabiting species within the family Brassicaceae in Serbia
We examined morphological and genetic differences among Aceria spp. inhabiting six Brassicaceae species in Serbia. Five of them have been already mentioned in the literature as original or alternateExpand