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Acari (mites)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 344 images of Acari (mites)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of Acari (mites)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Infraclass)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Acarology - the study of mites and ticks: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/acarology/ Acarology - the study of mites and ticks
Baker, E.W. & Wharton, G.W., 1952 An Introduction to Acarology
Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L. & Sankey, J., 1961 Land Invertebrates, a guide to British worms, molluscs and arthropods, excluding insects
Krantz, G.W. & Walter, D.E., 2009 The Manual of Acarology
Shepherd, M. & Crotty, F., in prep. A Key to the Soil Mites of Britain and Ireland

Parasites

Avery, R.A., 1974 (parasites of selected hosts) Identification of Animal Parasites

Pest species

Evans, G.O. & Browning, E., 1955 Some British Mites of Economic Importance
Hirst, S., 1922 Mites injurious to domestic animals (with an appendix on the Acarine disease of hive bees)

Plant galls

British Galls: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/british_galls/join British Galls
Darlington, A., 1968 A Pocket Encyclopedia of Plant Galls in colour
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2002 British Plant Galls - Identification of galls on plants and fungi
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2011 British Plant Galls
Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986 Provisional Keys to British Plant Galls

General Works

Baker, A.S. & Craven, J.C., 2003 Checklist of the mites (Arachnida: Acari) associated with bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in the British Isles
Evans, G.O., Sheals, J.G. & MacFarlane, D., 1961 The Terrestrial Acari of the British Isles: 1. Introduction and Biology
Micropics: http://micropics.org.uk/index.htm Micropics

Dead wood

Alexander, K.N.A., 2002 The Invertebrates of Living and Decaying Timber in Britain and Ireland - a Provisional Annotated Checklist

Journals

Acarologia Journal
Systematic & Applied Acarology Journal
Plant galls
Cecidology Journal
Plant pathology
Plant Protection News Journal
PRAs for consultation on pest risk management Journal

Microscopy

Microscope slide mounting media: results of informal survey: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted_sites/acarology/archive/summary.html Microscope slide mounting media: results of informal survey

Plant galls

British Plant Gall Society: http://www.british-galls.org.uk British Plant Gall Society

Plant pathology

Alford, D.V., 2011 Plant Pests

Acari may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
ARACHNIDA
(mites, spiders, false scorpions, harvestmen etc.)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with Acari:

is endoparasitised by cysticercoid Cittotaenia denticulata - a tapeworm (Cyclophyllidea: Anoplocephalidae) Avery, R.A., 1974
is endoparasitised by cysticercoid Cittotaenia pectinata - a tapeworm (Cyclophyllidea: Anoplocephalidae) Avery, R.A., 1974
is predated by adult Loricula elegantula - a minute bug (Hemiptera: Microphysidae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by nymph Loricula elegantula - a minute bug (Hemiptera: Microphysidae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by Himacerus (Himacerus) apterus - Tree Damsel Bug (Hemiptera: Nabidae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by Blepharidopterus angulatus - Black-kneed Apple Capsid (Hemiptera: Miridae) UK/Ireland Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by Malacocoris chlorizans - Delicate Apple Capsid (Hemiptera: Miridae) UK/Ireland Major Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by adult Compsidolon (Coniortodes) salicellum - a plantbug (Hemiptera: Miridae) Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959
is predated by Aeolothrips melaleucus - a thrips (Thysanoptera: Aeolothripidae) Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976
spreads conidium of Troposporella dematiaceous anamorph Troposporella monospora - a dematiaceous anamorphic fungus Minter, D., 1986
leg leg spreads gemma Schistostega pennata - Goblin Gold, Luminous Moss (Dicranales: Schistostegaceae) UK/Ireland Porley, R. & Hodgetts, N., 2005 [p73]

Acari may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

References

Avery, R.A., 1974 Identification of Animal Parasites
Minter, D., 1986 Upland Foray, Sutherland, 11-18 May 1985
Mound L.A., Morison, G.D., Pitkin, B.R. & Palmer, J.M., 1976 Thysanoptera
Porley, R. & Hodgetts, N., 2005 Mosses and Liverworts
Southwood, T.R.E. & Leston, D., 1959 Land and Water Bugs of the British Isles
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