Phoretic gamasina (Acari) from Southern Sweden: taxonomy, host preferences and seasonalityLundqvist L.
1998 - Volume: 39 Issue: 2 pages: 111-114
Date published: 1998-09-30
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Keywords: Gamasina, parasitism, distribution, Sweden
Insects were collected in yellow tray traps during a 100-day survey and inspected for ectoparasites and phoretics. More than 300 mites of at least 20 families occurred either attached to the body of the insects or on the bottom of the traps. 168 Gamasina mites of 28 species were found. Seven species were represented by five or more individuals; their seasonal occurrence and host affiliations are discussed. Fifteen species are new records for Sweden.
Varroa destructor (Varroidae) on a honey bee. Low temperature -Scanning electron microscopy photograph.
Material collected and fixed for LT-SEM: J. Pettis, USDA-ARS-Bee Lab. and R. Ochoa, USDA-ARS-SEL;
LT-SEM photo: E. Erbe and C. Pooley, USDA-ARS-CEMU © USDA;
Petrobia harti (Tetranychidae) © INRA - Alain Migeon;
Dermanyssus gallinae (Dermanysssidae) © Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Lyon – Lise Roy;
Adult Ixodes sp. (Ixodidae) engorging on an Atlantic puffin Fratercula arctica © Andy Darrington;
Panonychus ulmi (Tetranychidae): hatching of a winter egg © Université de Lausanne – Centre de microscopie électronique – Cazelles
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