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Annotated catalogue of Stigmaeidae (Acari: Prostigmata), with a pictorial key to genera.
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A catalogue with annotated information to nomenclature, synonymies, type localities, type depositories, host/habitat, feeding habits, and distribution of 577 species in 34 genera of Stigmaeidae is compiled.
Exploration of the acarine fauna on coconut palm in Brazil with emphasis on Aceria guerreronis (Acari: Eriophyidae) and its natural enemies
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Mite diversity was the highest in the state Pará and on palms surrounded by seasonal forests and Amazonian rain-forests, andalyses of the influence of climatic factors revealed that dry ambient conditions favour the establishment of A. guerreronis.
Phytoseiidae database: a website for taxonomic and distributional information on phytoseiid mites (Acari).
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A database on the taxonomy and distribution of mites of the family Phytoseiidae Berlese, which is available online at http://www.esalq.lea.usp.br/phytosei Families, is announced.
The invasive coconut mite Aceria guerreronis (Acari: Eriophyidae): origin and invasion sources inferred from mitochondrial (16S) and nuclear (ITS) sequences
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DNA sequence data obtained from samples of 29 populations from the Americas, Africa and the Indo-ocean region suggest an American origin of the mite and lend evidence to a previous hypothesis that the original host of themite is a non-coconut palm.
Phytoseiid mites of the genus Neoseiulus Hughes (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from sub-Saharan Africa
Abstract Thirty phytoseiid mite species of the genus Neoseiulus Hughes are reported from sub-Saharan Africa. Ten of these species are described for the first time and 14 nominal species are
Mites (Acari) of rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg., Euphorbiaceae) in Piracicaba, state of São Paulo, Brazil.
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This study determined the main mite species on rubber trees (clone RRIM-600) in Piracicaba, southeast of São Paulo State, from June 2002 to May 2003 and evaluated the possible relation between them and identified the most abundant predators.
Can the red palm mite threaten the Amazon vegetation?
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The dispersal of R. indica through the Amazon forest may result in damage to cultivated and native palms, and plants of other families, if the projected increase in both the frequency and the severity of drought events occurs.
Host specificity of the cassava green mite pathogen Neozygites floridana
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N. floridana appears to be safe for exportation and further evaluation of its performance against M. tanajoa in Africa is therefore desirable.
First report of the red palm mite, Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae), in Brazil.
TLDR
Comments on the possible pathways of R. indica into the country, present and potential impact of its introduction and mitigating measures to prevent or to delay the mite spread in Brazil are presented.
Phytoseiid mites from tropical fruit trees in Bahia State, Brazil (Acari, Phytoseiidae)
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The phytoseiid species found in an intensive survey conducted on cultivated tropical fruit trees in fifteen localities of the southern coast of Bahia are reported, raising to sixty-six the number of species of this family now known from Bahia.
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