A new species of predaceous mite (Acarina: Cheyletidae) from galleries of bark beetles in Missouri
1968 - Volume: 10 Issue: 2 pages: 215-219
KeywordsAcari Cheyletidae Nodele coccineae new species bark beetles predation Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus North America Missouri
Nodele coccineae, n. sp. (Acarina: Cheyletidae) is described from galleries of bark beetles in scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea Muench.). The mites were observed to be predaceous on beetle larvae in galleries of Pseudopityophthonts mimttissimus (Zimmerman), (Coleoptera: Scolytidae), a suspected vector of the causal organism of oak wilt (Ceratocystis fagacearum (Bretz) Hunt.
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