Biology and phenology of the eriophyid mite, Floracarus perrepae, on its native host in Australia, Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum

@article{Ozman2004BiologyAP,
  title={Biology and phenology of the eriophyid mite, Floracarus perrepae, on its native host in Australia, Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum},
  author={Sebahat K. Ozman and John A. Goolsby},
  journal={Experimental \& Applied Acarology},
  year={2004},
  volume={35},
  pages={197-213}
}
Abstract.The biology and phenology of the eriophyid mite, Floracarus perrepae Knihinicki and Boczek, a potential biological control agent of Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br., was studied in its native range – Queensland, Australia. F. perrepae forms leaf roll galls on the subpinnae of L. microphyllum. It has a simple biology, with females and males produced throughout the year. The population was female biased at 10.5 to 1. The immature development time was 8.9 ± 0.1 and 7.0 ± 0.1 days… 
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