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Recommended procedures and techniques for morphological studies of Eriophyoidea (Acari: Prostigmata)
Based on their expertise on this topic, the authors provide guidelines and advices of the main critical aspects in managing eriophyoid mites in order to supplement and improve techniques for handling and preparation of specimens, and for improving their taxonomic study. Expand
A new species of Cecidophyes (Acari: Eriophyidae) from Galium aparine (Rubiaceae) with notes on its biology and potential as a biological control agent for Galium spurium
Abstract A new species, Cecidophyes rouhollahi, is described from Galium aparine L. in Europe. This species closely resembles C. galii and causes the same symptoms attributed to C. galii (leaf edgeExpand
Use of low-temperature field emission scanning electron microscopy to examine mites.
Results indicated that a modified cryofixation procedure, which was associated with this technique, retained the mites at their living/feeding sites in natural behavioral positions, and advantages indicate that the low-temperature field emission SEM can provide important structural data that can be used to study the anatomy, morphology, and bioecology of mites. Expand
Frequent quarantine interception in South Africa of grapevine Colomerus species (Trombidiformes: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae): taxonomic and distributional ambiguities
It is the opinion that Colomerus mites from grapevine worldwide cannot be identified accurately to species. Expand
CLSM anatomy of internal genitalia of Mackiella reclinata n. sp. and systematic remarks on eriophyoid mites from the tribe Mackiellini Keifer, 1946 (Eriophyoidea: Phytoptidae).
The incompletely described mite species Mackiella borasis Mohanasundaram, 1981 does not conform to the diagnosis of Mackielline and herein is transferred to the subfamily Phytoptinae incertae sedis. Expand
Gnathosomal interlocking apparatus and remarks on functional morphology of frontal lobes of eriophyoid mites (Acariformes, Eriophyoidea)
Comparative study of eriophyoid mite gnathosomata using different microscopic techniques shows presence of new dorsoproximal structures, which could consolidate mouthparts in rest (non-feeding) position and during feeding actions, and differences in the interlocking mechanisms coincide with the results of recent molecular phylogenetic studies of Eriophyoidea. Expand