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Aguilar-Marcelino L.,Area de Helmintologia | Aguilar-Marcelino L.,Colegio de Mexico | Quintero-Martinez M.T.,Laboratorio Of Acarologia | Mendoza De Gives P.,Area de Helmintologia | And 5 more authors.
Journal of Helminthology

Predation by the mite Lasioseius penicilliger was studied on three nematode species, i.e. infective larval stages (L3) of Haemonchus contortus and adults of Panagrellus redivivus and Rhabditis sp. Experiments were carried out in 5.5-cm diameter Petri dishes containing 2% water-agar over a period of 5 days. Batches of up to 1500 third-stage larvae (L3) of H. contortus and 1000 adult nematodes of P. redivivus and Rhabditis sp. were exposed to five mites in separate Petri dishes. Upon contact, each mite used its pedipalp and legs to identify and hold its prey and then used its chelicerae to feed upon the prey. Predation by L. penicilliger was chance dependent but mites became aggregated around any injured/damaged prey, thereby suggesting some form of chemoperception. The rate of predation on the three species of nematodes was high but L3 of H. contortus and adult Rhabditis sp. were preferred. © Cambridge University Press 2012. Source

Guzman-Cornejo C.,Laboratorio Of Acarologia | Robbins R.G.,U.S. Army | Guglielmone A.A.,Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria | Montiel-Parra G.,Institute Biologia | Perez T.M.,Institute Biologia

Taxonomic keys, distributional data and hosts are provided for the 26 Amblyomma species known from Mexico. Members of this genus have been collected in 30 of Mexico's 32 states and are associated with 43 nominal vertebrate taxa, of which 40 have been identified to species and four (Python sp., Myrmecophaga tridactyla, Tamandua tetradactyla, Tupinambis teguixin) are non-native. Mammals are the principal class of vertebrates parasitized by Mexican Amblyomma species, followed by reptiles, birds and amphibians. Our knowledge of Mexican Amblyomma is still far from complete because many potential hosts have not yet been examined and vast areas of the country remain unexplored. © 2011 Magnolia Press. Source

Negm M.W.,Kyoto University | Negm M.W.,Assiut University | Johann L.,Laboratorio Of Acarologia | Ferla N.J.,Laboratorio Of Acarologia | Amano H.,Kyoto University
Systematic and Applied Acarology

A new mite species, Zetzellia camphorae sp. n. (Acari, Stigmaeidae), is described and illustrated based on adult females. Mites were collected from leaf domatia of camphor trees, Cinnamomum camphora (L.) J. Presl. (Lauraceae) infested with the eriophyid mite, Aceria sp. (Eriophyidae) in Kyoto, Japan. An identification key to the adult females of the Japanese Stigmaeidae is provided. © Systematic & Applied Acarology Society. Source

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