• Publications
  • Influence
Ontogeny of Megalolaelaps colossus sp. nov. (Acari: Megalolaelapidae), an enigmatic symbiont of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Colombia
This is the first description of all instars for a species in this genus, Megalolaelaps colossus sp. Expand
The biology of Megalolaelaps colossus (Acari: Dermanyssina)
Aspects of life history and host interactions of Megalolaelaps colossus were studied in a laboratory environment, and indirect observations allow some hypotheses in each of these areas to be obtained. Expand
Review of the mite genus Ololaelaps (Acari, Laelapidae) and redescription of O.formidabilis Berlese.
A species of laelapid mite, Ololaelapsformidabilis, is redescribed based on male and female adults from soil in Sumatra, Indonesia, and distinguished by its metapodal Platelet narrowly fused with the parapodal plate and by its hologastric shield having two inverted-V-like ridges. Expand
Size, shape, and direction matters: Matching secondary genital structures in male and female mites using multiple microscopy techniques and 3D modeling
This work examined whether the complex sperm transfer structures in males of Megalolaelaps colossus are matched by similarly complex internal structures in the female and found that they largely matches an equally complex, but internal, spiral structure in the females in shape, size, and direction. Expand
Review of the mite family Parholaspididae Evans, 1956 (Acari: Mesostigmata).
This paper is a review of the mite family Parholaspididae, including 163 species and 14 genera. We provide a diagnosis for the family and each genus, and a key to the genera. For each species weExpand
A new species of the genus Lasioseius (Acari: Blattisociidae) inhabiting litter of secondary rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
A new species of blattisociid mites Lasioseius orangrimbae n. sp., that belongs to the floridensis-group, is described based on females and males from litter and soil samples of secondary rainforestExpand
Mesostigmatid mites associated with Oxysternon conspicillatum (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): a new species of Macrocheles, description of the male of M. magna, and four new records for Colombia
Seven species of mites were found associated with the dung beetle Oxysternum conspicillatum in Colombia and a case of hyperphoresy of deutonymphs of Histiostoma sp. Expand