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Morphological and biological studies of medically important house-dust mites

Hart, B.J. and Fain, A.

1988 - Volume: 29 Issue: 3 pages: 285-295


House-dust mites key reproductive period fecundity development time


The morphology of the medically important house-dust mites Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Trouessart), D. farinae (Hughes), Euroglyphus maynei (Cooreman) and E. longior (Trouessart) has been comprehensively reviewed. A taxonomical key for all four species was constructed and elaborated with drawings and scanning electron micrographs. Biological studies indicated significant differences occurring between these species, with respect to their pre-reproductive period, reproductive period, fecundity and development time.

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