‘Harem’ and ‘non-harem’ type mating systems in two species of subsocial spider mites (Acari, Tetranychidae)

@article{Sait2006HaremA,
  title={‘Harem’ and ‘non-harem’ type mating systems in two species of subsocial spider mites (Acari, Tetranychidae)},
  author={Yutaka Saitō},
  journal={Researches on Population Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={263-278}
}
  • Yutaka Saitō
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Researches on Population Ecology
The mating system of a subsocial spider mite,Schizotetranychus miscanthi Saitō, which is closely related toSchizotetranychus longus Saitō (the long seta form ofSchizotetranychus celarius (Banks) is a synonym of the latter) was studied in comparison with that ofS. longus. Comparisons between nesting patterns of the two related species,S. miscanthi andS. longus revealed a difference in distribution of males among nests. Although more than one male sometimes occurred in the large nests ofS… Expand

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