A Manual of Acarology
In the thirty years since the second edition of A Manual of Acarology was published, acarologists have discovered a multitude of new mite taxa, made major modifications in acarine classification, and profoundly altered their understanding of this vast group, inspiring new and innovative approaches to resolving many basic and applied acarological problems. Now, this completely revised and updated reference, the most comprehensive and recent in the discipline, is available to researchers, teachers, students, and plant and animal scientists wishing to explore the complex and often astonishing world of mites. The third edition remains primarily taxonomic in approach, but it also provides detailed information on subjects that include phylogeny, biology, morphology, systematics, ecology, and behavior. The editors discuss collection and rearing techniques in detail, along with specimen preparation and methods of preservation. Taxonomic diagnoses for the 124 presently recognized superfamilies of Acari are included in their appropriate systematic chapters, and feeding habits, host range, and distribution of member families and representative species are discussed under each superfamilial heading. The authors complement their text with keys to families (with the Ixodida keyed to genus), a bibliography comprising more than 4,000 entries, and a detailed index. More than 1,330 labeled line drawings and scanning electron micrographs illustrate the text. Unlike previous editions, the third is the product of a team effort by ten authors whose contributions have been amalgamated into a seamless text. In addition to the editors, the contributors are V. M. Behan-Pelletier, D. R. Cook, M. S. Harvey, J. E. Keirans, E. E. Lindquist, R. A. Norton, B. M. OConnor, and I. M. Smith, all leading experts in their areas of acarology.
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Order Opilioacarida 104
Form and Function
Reproduction and Embryogenesis
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absent Acari ACARIDAE acariform adult female aedeagus Alberti anal Aoki apodeme arthropods associated aster aster Grandjean astigmatine Atyeo Australia bearing beetles Behan-Pelletier Berlese body bothridial setae chelicerae claws Cook coxae coxal plates cuticle deutonymph developed distal dorsal dorsal shield dorsum of female eggs elongate Endeostigmata Evans Fain feed fused genera génital genus glands gnathosoma groups habitats host hysterosoma idiosoma insects instars Ixodida Kethley known Krantz larvae latéral legs Lindquist litter Mahunka maie male medially Mesostigmata nests Norton notogaster occur OConnor opisthonotal opisthosoma organ oribatid oribatid mites pairs of setae palp palpi papillae parasites parasitiform peritremes phoretic plant porose areas posterior posteriorly predators present pretarsi prodorsal prodorsum Prostigmata protonymph région Sarcoptiformes sclerotized segments setae setal Smith soil solenidia solenidion species sperm transfer spermatophore subcapitulum subfamily Superfamily tarsus taxa tibia ticks tritonymph typically usually venter of female Viets Walter and Proctor water mites