The mite Acarophenax lacunatus (Cross & Krantz, 1964) (Acari,
Prostigmata: Acarophenacidae) was recentely described (Faroni, 1992) as
an especific parasite of eggs of Rhyzopertha dominica (F).
Since then there have been studies on its potential use on biological control of this insect. I would like to have some information on possible allergenic effects produced by A. lacunatus on humans. Could anybody help?
General information on biological control of insects using mites would be greatly appreciated.
Departamento de Engenharia Agricola (Agricultural Engng Dept.)
Universidade Federal de Vicosa
36571-000 Vicosa MG Brazil
FARONI, L.R.A. (1992) Biologia y control del gorgojo de los granos
Rhyzopertha dominica (F.). [Biology and control of the lesser grain borer
Rhyzopertha dominica (F.)]. Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, E.T.S.I.A.
Valencia, Spain, 134 pp