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    The predatory mite family Leptolaelapidae Karg (Acarina, Parasitiformes)

    Karg W.

    1997 - Volume: 38 Issue: 3 pages: 207-218

    Date published: 1997-12-15



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    Keywords: morphology, taxonomy, distribution, identification keys

    Two new species and two new genera of the Leptolaelapidae are described and separated by differential features. Keys for the determination of 11 genera and 42 species are proposed. The distribution of the family corresponds to the former Gondwana supercontinent.



    Photos: 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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