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Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour
A comprehensive natural history of mites - a standard reference that covers not only housemites but all others too, illustrated with stunning scanning electron microscope images.
Living on leaves: mites, tomenta, and leaf domatia.
- D. Walter
- Environmental ScienceAnnual review of entomology
Comparative observations and experimental data demonstrate that leaves with domatia have enhanced levels of predatory mites, which act as a kind of constitutive defense against herbivores.
Arthropod regulation of micro- and mesobiota in below-ground detrital food webs
Functional groups, the basic units of an ecosystem model, have usually been defined by broad taxonomic relationships even though criteria that describe roles in a system would be more suitable.
Revision of the Australian ascidae (Acarina : Mesostigmata)
The first observations of feeding behaviour of mites in the genera Iphidozercon, Xenoseius and Zerconopsis confirm that nematophagy is prevalent among soil Ascidae.
Mites: Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour
Simulation model for the effects of climate change on temperate grassland ecosystems
Assessment of the usefulness of ribosomal 18S and mitochondrial COI sequences in Prostigmata phylogeny.
Potential Role of Nematophagous Microarthropods as Biotic Mortality Factors of Entomogenous Nematodes (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae, Heterorhabditidae)
Nematophagous micro arthropods are a biotic factor that could limit survival of field-applied entomogenous nematodes as well as a significant difference between LD50 estimates obtained when mites were present or absent.
Life history and behavior of mites in the genus Lasioseius (Acari: Mesostigmata: Ascidae) from grassland soils in Colorado, with taxonomic notes and description of a new species.
For the first time in an ascid mite, it is experimentally demonstrated that they reproduce by thelytokous parthenogenesis and both species are omnivores that will feed on fungi and animal prey.
Australian species of Lasioseius (Acari: Mesostigmata: Ascidae): the porulosus group and other species from rainforest canopies
It is found that species in the Lasioseius porulosus group, previously unreported from Australia, are often the most numerous predatory mites on the leaves of tropical rainforest trees and of tropical tree crops in Queensland.