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From:  Pedro Amorin Berbert <>
Date:  3/31/97 5:50am
Subject:  Acarophenax lacunatus

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

PS. (Referece)

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
PhD Thesis.

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