Morphology and Ontogeny of Histiostomatid Mites (Acari: Astigmata) associated with Cattle Dung in the Netherlands
Collections of histiostomatid mites from cattle dung and/or dung inhabiting insects from various localities in the Netherlands yielded 5 species which were cultured in the laboratory to obtain all ontogenetic stages. Descriptions are given for all stages in the life-cycles of Histiostoma brevimanus and Myianoetus simplex, species previously known only from deutonymphs, and Aphodanoetus teinophallus, gen. nov., spec. nov. A neotype is designated for H. brevimanus. Ontogenetic character transformations are described for two other species, Histiostoma phyllophorum and Rhopalanoetus fimetarius, species in which only deutonymphs and adults were previously described.
|Keywords||Acari, Astigmata, Histiostomatidae, Rhopalanoetus, Histiostoma, Myianoetus, Aphodanoetus, cattle dung, the Netherlands, morphology, ontogeny, species descriptions, phore- tics of beetles.|
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Bongers, M.G.H, Oconnor, B.M, & Lukoschus, F.S. (1985). Morphology and Ontogeny of Histiostomatid Mites (Acari: Astigmata) associated with Cattle Dung in the Netherlands. Zoologische Verhandelingen, 223(1), 1–56.