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Morphology, Evolution, and Host Associations of Bee-Associated Mites of the Family Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata) with a monographic revision of North American taxa

@inproceedings{Klimov2008MorphologyEA,
  title={Morphology, Evolution, and Host Associations of Bee-Associated Mites of the Family Chaetodactylidae (Acari: Astigmata) with a monographic revision of North American taxa},
  author={Pavel B. Klimov and Barry M. OConnor},
  year={2008}
}
A detailed comparative analysis of the external morphological structures of feeding instars and heteromorphic deutonymphs of the mite family Chactodactylidae was conducted. Several important diagnostic characters were identified for the gnathosoma (feeding instars), reproductive system (males, females), attachment organ (dcutonymphs), coxisternal region, and legs, including ambulacra. Chaetodactylids are probably unique in the presence of ventral trochanteral levators I-II. These muscles are… 
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