A Little-known Tyroglyphoid Mite, Histiostoma polypori (Oud.), and its Association with the Earwig, Forficula auricularia Linn.

@article{Behura1950ALT,
  title={A Little-known Tyroglyphoid Mite, Histiostoma polypori (Oud.), and its Association with the Earwig, Forficula auricularia Linn.},
  author={B. Behura},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1950},
  volume={165},
  pages={1025-1026}
}
  • B. Behura
  • Published 1950
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • MICHAEL1 described only four species of the genus Histiostoma from the British Isles. Of these, H. pulchrum Kramer and H. spiniferum Michael have been renamed as Sellea pulchrum and Wichmannia spiniferum respectively2. I found the hypopi of Histiostoma polypori (Oud.) on the body of the common European earwig, Forficula auricularia Linn., in Edinburgh, and all its stages were reared in the laboratory of the Department of Zoology there. Hence H. polypori is the third valid species of the genus… CONTINUE READING
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