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From:  James Cokendolpher <>
Date:  7/2/96 2:09pm
Subject:  society list updated

Hi all,
I updated the "ARACHNOLOGICAL (including Acarina) PUBLICATIONS,  INTERNET DISCUSSION GROUPS / DATABASES, AND SOCIETIES OF THE WORLD"  page last week.  The file has been broken into several smaller pages  (based on geography) so that the information will load faster.  I am  still missing significant data on several groups, especially the  French speaking groups.  Please give it a look at and inform me of any  changes that should be made.

James Cokendolpher

I am doing this project as an individual (without support from any  national/international group), so your assistance will greatly help  with the task of keeping this list current.

From:  J.Hogg <>
Date:  7/3/96 9:57am
Subject:  Psoroptes

Dear fellow acarologists,

I have just begun a post doc involving artificial feeding of Psoroptes ovis and as a sideline want to do some molecular work looking at other aspects of the biology of these mites. But, before I go ahead with some of the ideas I have I'd like to check that I won't be duplicating someone elses work. So i'd be very interested to hear from anyone out there working on Psoroptes spp. so i can find out who is doing what and where. Looking forward to hearing from you,

Cheers Jon Hogg.

School of Biological Sciences,
Bangor University
University of North Wales,
Gwynedd. UK.

From:  Maurice O'Donnell <>
Date:  7/3/96 10:54pm
Subject:  Anystis taxonomy

Does anyone know the original type name for Anystis baccarum (Linnaeus) : Anystidae:Prostigmata, or know of any references which might give this information.

Maurice O'Donnell
Plant Protection Centre
Ministry of Agriculture
Lincoln, New Zealand.


From:  Amelia Baker <>
Date:  7/4/96 9:15am
Subject:  Tetranychus urticae

Dear acarologists everywhere,

I am currently doing a PhD on the interactions of the Two-Spotted Spider Mite (Tetranychus urticae Koch) and cotton plants.  I'm mainly looking at the responses of cotton to T. urticae damage but am also interested in the effects of cotton (eg. chemical/morphological defenses etc.) on the mites.
I would be most interested to hear from anyone doing similar work.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon,

Amelia Baker


CSIRO Cotton Research Unit              ph: (067) 991576
PO Box 59                              fax: (067) 991582
Narrabri 2390, NSW

From:  Marjorie A. Hoy by way of Zhi-Qiang Zhang  <>
Date:  7/8/96 7:08am
Subject:  notice of new Bibliography of Phytoseiidae available

The  Phytoseiidae As Biological  Control  Agents of  Pest  Mites  and  Insects: A Bibliography [1960-1994]

by  Tuomas S. Kostiainen and  Marjorie A. Hoy

        This bibliography is intended to provide a comprehensive list of publications from 1960 to 1994 that deal with the family Phytoseiidae.  To make this bibliographic list usable we have included several indices to help in locating publications on a specific topic, including a prey species index, effects of pesticides on phytoseiid index, species description index, general subject index, and author index.

         This bibliography should make valuable information available to everyone in a single, easily accessible volume.  Hopefully, it will help researchers to conduct thorough literature reviews on their specific topics.  The bibliography could also be used as a tool to identify important areas in phytoseiid research that have previously received minimal attention, and in this way help to direct new research to fill the gaps in our knowledge of the phytoseiids.  The 359-page bibliography is being published by the University of Florida and will become available in
July 1996.

Hoy, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, PO Box 110620, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-0620 USA.  Fax:  352-392-0190; e-mail:

Please fill out the following (print or type) to obtain a free copy of the phytoseiid bibliography.






 Marjorie A. Hoy
 Dept. of Entomology & Nematology
 University of Florida
 PO Box 110620
 Gainesville, FL 32611-0620 USA
 Telephone:  (904) 392-1901, ext. 153
 FAX: (904) 392-0190

From:  Clive Bowman <>
To: Acarology <>
Date:  7/8/96 4:23am
Subject:  email address for Dr Donald Griffiths

Does anyone know of an email address for Don Griffiths who used to be at  Slough ? or, even a snail mail address ?


Clive Bowman
Live Data Process Ltd
4 Nicholsons Lane
SL6 1HR tel: 01628-75353 fax: 01628-76853 email:

From:  Jaren Horsley <JHORSLEY@SIVM.SI.EDU>
Date:  7/8/96 3:59pm
Subject:  Dust Mite Book

Does anyone know where in the United States I can buy D. Whitrow's new book "House Dust Mites. How they affect asthma, eczema and other allergies"?  I tried a local (Washington, D.C.) science book dealer but they cannot order it for me.

Jaren G. Horsley, Ph.D., Curator, Amazonia Department
National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution
(202) 673-4936; FAX (202)673-4947; E-mail

From:  Jongho <jongho@ALLIANT.SNU.AC.KR>
To: <>
Date:  7/13/96 1:48pm
Subject:  spidermite(Tetranychus:Tetranychidae)?

-- [ From: Jongho * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --

Dear Acarologist

I wonder if there are any acarologist can help me. I would like to know the taxonomical differences of  twospotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae) and carmine spider mite (Tetranychus cinnabarinus).  It has been said that only the specialist(?) could discriminate the two species. I think there might be the  differences to make them two species. Let me know, please.

Jong-Ho Lee
Lab. Insect systematics
Dept. Agriculture Biology
Coll. Agriculture and Life sciences
Seoul National Univ. Suwon, South Korea

From:  Pitt / David Michael (EDU) <>
To: Clive Bowman <>
Date:  7/16/96 12:25am
Subject:  Re: Instructions for Authors

 How do I get off this subscribed list, I keep getting sent all this stuff  and I dont want it.


CC: Acarology <>

From:  Paul Wilkinson <>
Date:  7/28/96 4:14pm

What news of publication of Proc.9th.Int.Cong.Acarol. 1994??  I would like to  confirm that I am on the mailing list [registration paid].

From:  Barry M. OConnor <>
Date:  7/30/96 4:38pm
Subject:  mites (fwd)

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From: Peter Kevan <pkevan@UOGUELPH.CA>
Subject:      mites (fwd)
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PETER G. KEVAN, Dept. Environmental Biology, University of Guelph,
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada


LIST OWNER FOR ENTOMO-L (general entomology), POLPAL-L (pollination & palynology), and POLAR-L (arctic and antarctic information)

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Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 10:00:07 -0400
From: Valenti Rull <epxg134@BIOSERV.MARAVEN.PDV.COM>
To: Multiple recipients of list POLPAL-L <>
Subject: mites

At present, I am analysing Last Glacial sediments from the Northern Andes and a huge amount of mite tarsus dominate some particular levels. All I know is that mites are active hyphae consumers, but no other information is available to me. I am especially interested in potential paleocological indications. Can anybody help me in this with informations, suggestions, literature, etc.?

Thanks in advance

Dr. Valenti Rull
MARAVEN, Exploration Dep.
Box 829, Caracas 1010-A
Tel. 58 2 908 25 50; Fax 58 2 908 20 53

Barry M. OConnor                phone: (313) 763-4354
Museum of Zoology               FAX: (313) 763-4080
University of Michigan          e-mail:
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079  USA

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