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Review of the mite genus Gaeolaelaps Evans & Till (Acari: Laelapidae), and description of a new species from North America, G. gillespiei n. sp.
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The concept of the genus Gaeolaelaps of the mite family Laelapidae is reviewed, and a new species, G. gillespiei n. Expand
Two new species of Gaeolaelaps (Acari: Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) from Iran, with a revised generic concept and notes on significant morphological characters in the genus.
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The concept of the genus Gaeolaelaps is revised to incorporate some atypical characters of recently described species, and some morphological attributes with potential to define natural species groupings as well as hypoaspidine genera are discussed. Expand
Diversity and Host use of Mites (Acari: Mesostigmata, Oribatida) Phoretic on Bark Beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytinae): Global Generalists, Local Specialists?
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Half (7) of the 14 most common mites collected in this study showed a marked preference for a single host species, which contradicts the hypothesis that nonparasitic mites are typically not host specific, at least locally. Expand
Species Boundaries and Host Range of Tortoise Mites (Uropodoidea) Phoretic on Bark Beetles (Scolytinae), Using Morphometric and Molecular Markers
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In all but one species, U. orri, the data supported the existence of these host generalists, which contrasts with the typical finding that widespread generalists are actually complexes of cryptic specialists. Expand
Cutaneous myiasis: diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
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The most severe cases of myiasis involve obligate parasites, typically those invading wounds or mucous membranes associated with body orifices in tropical America (Cochliomyia hominivorax Coquerel) or in the Old World (Chrysomya bezziana Villeneuve, Wohlfahrtia magnifica Schiner), although some facultative myiasis can be dangerous if left untreated. Expand
Cryptic species of mites (Uropodoidea: Uroobovella spp.) associated with burying beetles (Silphidae: Nicrophorus): the collapse of a host generalist revealed by molecular and morphological analyses.
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It is shown that U. nova represents at least five morphologically similar species with relatively restricted host ranges, and comparing the mite phylogeny with the known ecology and phylogenetic relationships of their host species suggests that these mites are coevolving with their silphid hosts rather than tracking ecologicallySimilar species. Expand
Phase morphs and phoresy: New species of Antennoseius ( Vitzthumia ) mites (Acari: Mesostigmata: Ascidae) associated with pyrophilous carabids (Carabidae: Sericoda spp.) in Alberta, Canada
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The female and male of a distinct, granular, non-phoretic morph of A. perseus and A. pyrophilus are described, obtained from soil and by rearing the offspring of phoretic females. Expand
The natural history of mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) associated with the white-spotted sawyer beetle (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae): diversity, phenology, host attachment, and sex bias
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There was no significant sex bias in the abundance or prevalence of mites between male and female M. scutellatus, which suggests that there is no selective advantage for mites to disperse on females. Expand
Acarine biocontrol agents Neoseiulus californicus sensu Athias-Henriot (1977) and N. barkeri Hughes (Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae) redescribed, their synonymies assessed, and the identity of N.
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A hypothesis as to why Chant (1959) had erroneously synonymised T. mungeri under T. californicus is provided, and the prevailing usage of the name N. cal ifornicus should be maintained until a ruling by the ICZN is made on the application. Expand
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