Revision of the Australian ascidae (Acarina : Mesostigmata)

@article{Halliday1998RevisionOT,
  title={Revision of the Australian ascidae (Acarina : Mesostigmata)},
  author={Robert Bruce Halliday and David Evans Walter and Evert E. Lindquist},
  journal={Invertebrate Systematics},
  year={1998},
  volume={12},
  pages={1-54}
}
Ascid mites are an important component of the predatory meiofauna in soil, on vegetation, and in association with other animals, yet the Australian fauna is almost unknown. At least 15 genera of ascid mites occur in Australia, of which 14 genera and 26 species are treated in this paper. Four of these genera (Gamasellodes, Hoploseius, Platyseius, Xenoseius) are here recorded from Australia for the first time. Six new species are described [Antennoseius (Antennoseius) lobochelus, sp. nov… 

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Mites of the genera Leioseius Berlese and Protogamasellus Karg (Mesostigmata, Ascidae) in mangrove forests in southern Iran, with a key to the genera and species of Ascidae recorded from Iran

  • S. Kazemi
  • Biology
    Systematic and Applied Acarology
  • 2019
TLDR
In a survey on the edaphic mesostigmatic mites in mangrove forests of Qeshm Island, eastern of the Persian Gulf, two species of the family Ascidae were collected in broken cockleshells and sand in littoral zone, and the first record of the genus Leioseius from Iran is recorded.

Erratum: Mites of the genera Leioseius Berlese and Protogamasellus Karg (Mesostigmata, Ascidae) in mangrove forests in southern Iran, with a key to the genera and species of Ascidae recorded from Iran. Systematic and Applied Acarology, 24(7): 1319–1336.

  • S. Kazemi
  • Biology
    Systematic and Applied Acarology
  • 2020
TLDR
In a survey on the edaphic mesostigmatic mites in mangrove forests of Qeshm Island, eastern of the Persian Gulf, two species of the family Ascidae were collected in broken cockleshells and sand in littoral zone, and the first record of the genus Leioseius from Iran is recorded.

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The genus Allogamasellus and Haemolaelaps schusteri are reported for the first time for Iranian mite fauna and the male of Laelaspis kamalii is reported for what is believed to be a first for world fauna.

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A survey of plant inhabiting mesostigmatid mites was recently conducted in the Dominican Republic, and four blattisociid species of the genus Lasioseius are described for the first time.

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This review focuses on a discussion about aspects most related to the possible use of members of these families as biological control agents, namely on their association with other organisms, feeding habits and general biology.
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