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Ecology and Evolution of the Acari : Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists 1-5 July 1996, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - J. Bruin

Ecology and Evolution of the Acari

Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium of the European Association of Acarologists 1-5 July 1996, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

By: J. Bruin (Editor), Leo P. S. van der Geest (Editor), M. W. Sabelis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1999
ISBN: 9780792356585
Number Of Pages: 677

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For a long time the development of acarology as a field of biological science has been dominated by systematists and applied scientists. In the last 15 years, however, Acari have been increasingly recognized as highly suitable for the testing of theories in ecological and evolutionary sciences. The growing interest in mites and ticks, from evolutionary and molecular biologists and from population and community ecologists, has had a strong impetus on the field of acarology. This book contains many chapters that illustrate the recent progress in the mainly evolutionary and ecological aspects of acarology.

Evolution and systematics of the Cheliceratap. 1
Canalized pathways of change and constraints in the evolution of reproductive modes of microarthropodsp. 15
Morphological evidence for the evolutionary origin of Astigmata (Acari: Acariformes)p. 45
Evolution of phytophagy in trombidiform mitesp. 73
Origin and evolution of feather mites (Astigmata)p. 89
Phylogeny and co-speciation in feather mites of the subfamily Avenzoariinae (Analgoidea: Avenzoariidae)p. 105
Loss of larval parasitism in parasitengonine mitesp. 125
Life-history evolution in Parasitengonae (Acari: Prostigmata): constraints on number and size of offspringp. 137
Sperm competition in the Acarip. 149
Distribution of asymmetrical and symmetrical sperm storage in the Eriophyoidea and its phylogenetic implicationsp. 157
Host plant associations in the spider mite Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae): insights from molecular phylogeographyp. 163
Genetic differentiation in Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) from greenhouses in Francep. 175
The role of adaptation to host plants in the evolution of reproductive isolation: Negative evidence from Tetranychus urticaep. 187
Geographic differences in host specialization between the symbiotic water mites Unionicola formosa and U. foili (Acari: Unionicolidae)p. 195
Interactions between arthropod predators and plants: A conspiracy against herbivorous arthropods?p. 207
Behaviour and indirect interactions in food webs of plant-inhabiting arthropodsp. 231
Behavioural ecology of plant-phytoseiid interactions mediated by herbivore-induced plant volatilesp. 251
The ecology of Lyme borreliosis vector ticksp. 269
Biology and ecology of trombidiid mites (Acari: Trombidioidea)p. 277
Reflections on the biology, morphology and ecology of the Macrochelidaep. 291
Phoresy by Hemisarcoptes (Acari: Hemisarcoptidae) on Chilocorus (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae): Influence of subelytral ultrastructurep. 303
When to leave the brood chamber? Routes of dispersal in mites associated with burying beetlesp. 323
Functional morphology as an aid in determining trophic behaviour: The placement of astigmatic mites in food webs of water-filled tree hole communitiesp. 333
Natural selection of Varroa jacobsoni explains the differential reproductive strategies in colonies of Apis cerana and Apis melliferap. 349
Regaining the water: a simulation model approach for Arrenurus larvae (Hydrachnellae) parasitizing damselflies (Coenagrion puella: Odonata)p. 359
Juvenile survival and development in Euseius finlandicus, Typhlodromus pyri and Kampimodromus aberrans (Acari: Phytoseiidae) feeding on con- and heterospecific immaturesp. 367
Do western flower thrips avoid plants infested with spider mites? Interactions between potential competitorsp. 375
Food and feeding behaviour of deutonymphs and adults of the water mite Hydrachna skorikowi (Acari: Hydrachnellae), with notes on the structure of their mouthpartsp. 381
Leaf hairs influence searching efficiency and predation rate of the predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis (Acari: Phytoseiidae)p. 389
Life-history parameters of two closely related forms of the Tetranychus urticae-complex on different host plantsp. 399
The contribution of extrafloral nectar to survival and reproduction of the predatory mite Iphiseius degenerans on Ricinus communisp. 405
Pollen as a medium for rearing plant-feeding acarid mites (Acari: Acaridae)p. 419
Bionomics of Carpoglyphus lactis (Acari: Carpoglyphidae) on honeyp. 423
Mass-rearing of Amblyseius californicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on two alternative food sourcesp. 425
The influence of various kinds of food on the distribution and life cycle of Metarhombognathus armatus (Halacaridae: Rhombognathinae)p. 433
Population biology of a phytophagous mite of marine and estuarine rocky shores (Astigmata, Hyadesiidae)p. 441
Diel and seasonal drift of water mites (Acari, Hydrachnidia) in two streams of the North German Lowlandp. 451
Water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia, Halacaridae) from the hyporheic habitat of the Mugnone stream (Tuscany, Italy)p. 459
Water mites of typical habitats in four Polish national parks situated in different landscapesp. 467
Remarks on the morphology, life cycle, distribution and taxonomy of water mites of the subfamily Acherontacarinae in the Western Palaearcticp. 473
Water mites of small boreal forest lakes (Central Finland)p. 483
Presence of acetabula-like structures on the coxae of the neotropical water mite genus Neotyrrellia (Tyrrelliinae, Limnesiidae, Prostigmata)p. 491
Oribatid mites of the Galapagos Islands: Faunistics, ecology and speciationp. 499
Gamasina in a succession of thirteen yearsp. 531
Oribatid mites of a riverine forest in the Central Alps (Austria)p. 541
Comparison of adult oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) from three mountain forests in Poland: I. Abundance, biomass and species richnessp. 547
Compact aggregation and life history strategy in a continental Antarctic mitep. 557
A biometrical study of Berniniella serratirostris (Acari: Oribatei) and some related speciesp. 569
Morphological variability in populations of a thelytokous mite, Trhypochthoniellus Iongisetus (Oribatida), with notes on synonymyp. 581
Fine structure of the humeral organ of juvenile Edwardzetes edwardsii (Ceratozetidae, Oribatida)p. 587
Observations on the fine structure of the vagina of pergamasid mites (Pergamasidae, Parasitina, Gamasida)p. 593
Ultrastructural cell modification in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) leaf tissue in response to the carmine spider mite (Tetranychus cinnabarinus) feedingp. 603
Influence of soil management on mite populations in a vineyard agroecosystemp. 617
Overwintering of phytoseiid mites (Parasitiformes, Phytoseiidae) on hazelnut (Corylus avellana) in Sicily (Italy)p. 625
Prosomal glands in Typhlodromus spp. females (Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae)p. 637
Allergenic mites associated with bird nests in Poland (Astigmata: Pyroglyphidae, Acaridae, Glycyphagidae)p. 651
Body weight characteristics of some ixodid ticks: Reflecting adaptations to conditions of their habitats?p. 657
Species validity of the soft-tick Argas polonicus (Acari: Argasidae) based on 16S rDNA sequence analysisp. 667
Indexp. 673
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ISBN: 9780792356585
ISBN-10: 0792356586
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 677
Published: 31st May 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 20.32  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.75