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From:  Decio Luiz Gazzoni <>
Date:  6/2/98 3:25pm
Subject:  XXI International Congress of Entomology

Dear Sir

The XXI International Congress of Entomology will be held in Iguassu Falls (Brazil), August 20-26, 2000. Up to the end of June, the Scientific Committee Program will accept suggestions of symposia on the XXI ICE Sessions. If you are interested in suggesting a symposium, pls verify the rules for submitting it on our homepage ( ), where you can find all updated information about the ICE. Pls, send your suggestion to


Decio Luiz Gazzoni
President, XXI ICE

Decio Luiz Gazzoni <>
President, XXI International Congress of Entomology
Phone +55 43 3716213    Fax +55 43 3716100
Caixa Postal 231 - 86001-9 70 Londrina - Brazil
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From:  <>
Date:  6/4/98 2:24am
Subject:  Congress program

Dear friends,

A summary of the program for the 10th International Congress of Acarology is now available at the web site

Bruce Halliday

For information on the 10th International Congress of Acarology, July 1998, go to

or e-mail

Dr. R. B. Halliday
CSIRO Division of Entomology
GPO Box 1700
Canberra ACT 2601


Telephone (02) 6246 4085   International 61-2-6246 4085
Fax (02) 6246 4000   International 61-2-6246 4000

From:  "Jose G. Palacios Vargas" <>
Date:  6/5/98 6:37pm
Subject:  Ewingiidae

Dear acarologist,

   I would appreciate very much to know the references about the Astigmata mites of the family Ewingiidae.  We have found some specimens on the hermit crab Coenobita from Quitana Roo Cost  (close to Can Cun) Mexico.

           Thank you very much    Dr. Jose Palacios

From:  "Barry M. OConnor" <>
To: "Jose G. Palacios Vargas" <jgpv@hp.fciencias.unam....
Date:  6/7/98 3:24pm
Subject:  Re: Ewingiidae

At 5:37 PM -0500 6/5/98, Jose G. Palacios Vargas wrote:
>Dear acarologist,
>   I  would appreciate very much to know the references about the Astigmata mites of the family
>Ewingiidae.  We have found some specimens on the  hermit crab Coenobita from Quitana Roo Cost  >(close to Can Cun) Mexico.
>Dear José - Your host crab is most likely Coenobita clypeatus, the only Coenobita known from the
>western Atlantic coasts from Florida to Venezuela.  This crab is host to Ewingia coenobita Pearse,
>1929, which occurs on the gills, and Askinasia antillarum Fain, Yunker, van Goethem & Johnston,
>1982 which occurs on the setae near the posterior lateral edge of the carapace.
 Modern descriptions of these species can be found in the following papers:

Yunker, C.E. 1970.  New genera and species of Ewingidae (Acari:Sarcoptiformes) from Pagurids (Crustacea) with notes on Ewingia coenobitae Pearse, 1929.  Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr. 81: 237-254.

 Fain, A., C.E. Yunker, J. van Goethem & D.E. Johnston. 1982.  Notes on the Ewingiidae (Acari, Astigmata) living in association with pagurids and fresh-water crabs (Crustacea) with description of a new genus and a new species.  Bull. Inst. r. Sci. Nat. Belg. Entomol. 54(8): 1-7.

In 1982 I placed the "Ewingiidae" as a subgroup in the family Acaridae.  As part of my current research on the Acaridae, I am revising this small group of crustacean associates.  We have a couple of new genera and several new species associated with various terrestrial and freshwater crabs.  I would be happy to look at your specimens and confirm their identifications.

Best wishes - Barry

Barry M. OConnor                phone: (734) 763-4354
Museum of Zoology               FAX: (734) 763-4080
University of Michigan          e-mail:
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079  USA

From:  Eduardo Ruiz <>
Date:  6/8/98 3:19am
Subject:  Busqueda bibliografica

Estoy buscando una copia de los siguientes trabajos:

WV-XIN & AOKI, 1986. Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Syst.Zool., Vol 34:27-31
MONDAL & KUNDU, 1984 Bull. Zool. Surv. Inda. Vol 6(1-3): 231-235
MONDAL & KUNDU, 1985 Bull. Zool. Surv. Inda. Vol 7(2-3): 303-307

Si algien tiene información para conseguirlos, por favor me la haga llegar a mi e-mail personal.


|     EDUARDO RUIZ               |
| Dep. Biologia Animal I            |
| Facultad de Biologia                |
| Universidad Complutense        |
|    28040 - MADRID                |
|     |

From:  william russell <>
Date:  6/8/98 12:31pm
Subject:  Attracting/Trapping Ticks

We are seeking suggestions for practical methods of attracting and trapping both sexes of Dermacentor variabilis and Amblyomma americanum from their natural environments.

Thank you for any help.

William Russell, DVM
Tulsa Zoological Park
5701 E. 36 North
Tulsa, OK  74115
ph: 918-669-6243  fax: 918-669-6260

From:  "Barry M. OConnor" <>
To: AGCAN.INTERNET("","bruceh@spide...
Date:  6/8/98 6:10am
Subject:  Re: International Congress

At 10:06 AM +1000 5/23/98, wrote:
>Dear colleagues,
>By now all the people who are participating in the 10th International Congress of Acarology should
>have received confirmation of their attendance, or will receive it in the next day or two.
Hi Bruce - I sent my registration materials by FAX on 26 May.  When should I expect to get the confirmation?  Will this come by mail or via FAX or e-mail?
Also, do you think it would be possible for me to visit the AINC Hymenoptera collection during the congress?  I've accumulated a number of new acarid and winterschmidtiid mites from Australian bees and wasps in American collections.  To simplify the problem of specimen ownership and type deposition, I'd like to try and recollect these from host specimens in your collection so that there wouldn't be any question as to where the type specimens would be deposited.  Do you think it would be possible for me to borrow mite-bearing insects so I could photograph them in my lab, or would
it be better to remove the mites there and just borrow them?
Cheers - Barry

Barry M. OConnor                phone: (734) 763-4354
Museum of Zoology               FAX: (734) 763-4080
University of Michigan          e-mail:
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079  USA

From:  <>
Date:  6/17/98 6:58am
Subject:  position available at Field Muesum in Chicago;  forwarded by Roy Norton

>Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 22:09:22 -0700
>From: Roy Norton <>
>Subject: position available
>Dear Colleagues,
>Acarology is one of the disciplines under consideration for filling this position at the Field
>Museum, in Chicago.  This is the position left vacant by the recent retirement of John Kethley.  The
>mite collection there is strong in many groups, and there is a suberb resource in the form of a large
>collection of Berlese-funnel residues from around the world.
>>Systematic Zoologist
>>The Field Museum is seeking an outstanding systematic zoologist to fill a career-track appointment
>> at the level of Assistant (possibly Associate) Curator in the Department of Zoology/Division
>>of Insects.  Candidates pursuing innovative, collection-based research in systematic biology of
>>insects or other terrestrial arthropods will be considered.  Of special interest are research programs
>>that make important contributions to additional fields, such as theoretical systematics, functional
>>morphology, development, biogeography, or conservation.  Existing collection strengths include
>>mites, beetles, ants, soil/litter and ectoparasitic arthropods, and macrolepidoptera.  The successful
>>candidate will have a Ph.D. and a proven record of scientific achievement.  In addition to research,
>>responsibilities include curation of collections and participation in public exhibit and education
>>programs. Strong relationships with local universities provide opportunities for participation in
>>graduate and undergraduate training.  Applications should include:  (1) a Curriculum Vitae; (2)
>>a statement of research objectives; (3) a brief statement  addressing the role of museum collections
>>in  the applicant's  research program; (4)  names and contact  information for three people from
>>whom letters of recommendation may be sought; (5) copies of relevant publications.  Send  applications
>> by September 15, 1998 to:  Search Committee, Department of Zoology, Field Museum,
>>Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496.   E-mail inquiries:
>> The Field Museum's homepage is The Field Museum is an
>>Equal Opportunity Employer; we encourage applications from women and minorities.
>>Alfred F. Newton <>
>>Zoology Department/Insect Division
>>Field Museum of Natural History
>>Roosevelt Road @ Lake Shore Drive
>>Chicago, IL 60605 USA
>>  Tel. 312-922-9410 x263; fax 312-663-5397

From:  Serge Kreiter <>
Date:  6/24/98 2:40pm
Subject:  11 th International Course in Acarology

Dear acarologists,

The 11 th International Course in Acarology (topic : Crops injurious and predatory mites) will be held in Louvain-La-Neuve University by Prof. Lebrun and his colleagues from 3 to 10 of september 1998.

For any informations, please contact :

Prof. Lebrun Ph.
University of Louvain-La-Neuve
Department of Ecology
Place Croix du Sud 5
Tel : +32 10 47 34 88
 32 10 47 34 56
Fax : +32 10 47 34 90
E-mail :

and have a look to home-pages at :

and :

Campus ENSA-M / INRA
Département d'Ecologie et Protection des Plantes
UFR d'Ecologie animale et de Zoologie agricole
2, Place Pierre VIALA
34060 MONTPELLIER cedex 01
Tél.: 00 33 4 99 61 22 68 23 89
Fax : 00 33 4 67 52 15 54
E-mail :

From:  <>
Date:  6/24/98 9:10am
Subject:  Workshop on greenhouse crops notice

From: "Russell Parker" <>
To: <>
Subject: Workshop on greenhouse crops notice
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 08:28:53 +1000

Workshop of the SEARS/IOBC Working Group on Greenhouse/Protected Crops IPM

"Natural Enemy to Biological Control Agent: Evaluating the Process"

25-28th January 1999
Sydney, Australia

The workshop is primarily for researchers and IPM practitioners who are active in the field of protected crops.  Symposia topics include
1. Surveying for Natural Enemies,
2. Importing Natural Enemies-Regulatory and Environmental Issues
3. Developing Rearing Methods-Small and Large-Scale
4. Quality Control in Research Cultures and in Commercial Production
5. Selection Criteria for Evaluating Efficacy and Potential of Native Natural Enemies in the Laboratory and Field
6. Marketing and Distributing New Biological Control Agents and Fitting Biological Control Agents into an IPM Program.

Registration is available from now until 1 September 1998.  The deadline for abstracts is July 1 1998.  For more information, please contact:
 Dr. S. Goodwin
 Horticultural Research & Advisory Station
 NSW Agriculture
 PO Box 581
 Gosford NSW 2250 Australia
 Phone: 61-2-43481929
 Fax:  61-2-43481910

For further information, check the website for the SEARS/IOBC Working group on Greenhouse/Protected Crops IPM at:

From:  <>
Date:  6/24/98 7:24am
Subject:  ticks as vectors for disease

     Please reply direcly to

Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 21:14:14 -0800
Subject: ticks as vectors for disease

I am not an acarologist.  However, I do have a question and do not know an expert in this field of study.

Can a tick serve as a vector for the viral disease equine infectious anemia?  (EIA, as you may know, is a retro-lenti virus.)

I will be happy to provide the reason for this question should anyone wish it.

Margaret Willis

From:  "Frantisek Dusbabek" <>
Date:  6/25/98 10:10am
Subject:  e-mail direction

Dear colleagues,
I am looking for the e-mail direction of Dr. Igor Uspensky, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Could somebody help me ?
Many thanks.
                               F. Dusbabek

From:  "James Brooks (Editor RMVE)" <J.BROOKS@CABI.ORG>
To: "'Acarology listserv'" <>
Date:  6/26/98 12:52pm
Subject:  FW: Tick Survey at Sydney, Olympic Site

I am forwarding this to the Acarology listserv.
From: Gareth Hutchinson
To: bionet.parasitology mail newsgroup
Subject: Tick Survey at Sydney, Olympic Site
Date: 25 June 1998 21:37

Tick Survey on the Sydney International Equestrian Centre and Eastern Creek Quarantine Station, Sydney, Australia

Requests for Expressions of Interest

The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) is seeking expressions of interest for a tick survey to be conducted during Mid August to the end of September 1998.

Full details of the project proposal and Terms of Reference can be found at their website http:// or by contacting Robyn Martin at intl +61 2 6272 3973 or fax 2 6272 3399.

Expressions of interest are required by 6 July 1998.

As I have not been able to find a Tick news group I hope members who know Ticky persons who may be interested ( and particulary if they are  based in eastern states of Oz) will draw their attention to this notice. An advertisment was also placed in The Australian on Saturday 20 and Wednesday 24 June 1998.

If anyone can suggest another newsgroup/website to post this notice please contact me.
Thank you

Gareth W Hutchinson, PhD                        Phone:Intl  +61 747 814488
Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology
Dept Microbiology & Immunology and         Fax: Intl + 61 747 791526
Australian Institute of Tropical Veterinary and Animal Sciences
School of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences
James Cook University, Townsville
Queensland 4811, AUSTRALIA

From:  Ayme Fernandez-Calienes <>
To: AGCAN.INTERNET("","acalienes@ya...
Date:  6/27/98 9:10am
Subject:  Busqueda bibligrafica

Dear colleagues,

I work with Boophilus microplus. I'm interested in ixodid tick fatbody (morphology, physiology, etc) but I haven't found literature about it. I'll greatly appreciate any suggestion.

Ayme F. Calienes

         Ayme Fernandez-Calienes
      Instituto de Medicina Tropical
             'Pedro Kouri'
    Apartado Postal N0. 601, Marianao 13
        Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba
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From:  <>
Date:  6/28/98 1:42pm
Subject:  Systematic & Applied Acarology

Dear all:

I am delighted to inform you that volume 3 of <<Systematic & Applied Acarology>> is now in print and will be available in early next month. Details about this international jounral can now be found at its web site at

which includes tables of contents of all three published volumes (1996-1998) and other information about the journal.

For those who have no web access, I herein enclose a text version of the contents of vol 3 (1998) of <<Systematic & Applied Acarology>> for information.

Thank you for your attention!  If you or your libarary need any further information about this journal, please feel free to contact me at

Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Editor-in-Chief
Systematic & Applied Acarology

*Review Articles: Toxicology, Molecular Biology & Biocontrol*

Pesticide resistance of Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Acari: Tetranychidae) in China: a review. F.-Y. GUO et al. pp. 3-7

Separation of acarine species by enzymatic, immunological and molecular methods. R. MOZES-KOCH & URI GERSON. pp 9-18

A review on the use of Ixodiphagus wasps (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) as natural enemies for the control of ticks (Acari: Ixodidae). R.-J. HU et al. pp. 19-28

*Biology, Ecology & Behaviour*
 Host-specificity and host-selection of gamasid mites (Acari: Gamasina). X.-G. GUO. pp 29-34

The biological and ecological characteristics of Amblyseius nicholsi (Acari: Phytoseiidae). J.-R. ZHI et al. pp 35-42

Biology of Euseius citrifolius, a candidate for the biological control of Mononychellus tanajoa (Acari: Phytoseiidae, Tetranychidae). I.P. FURTADO & G.J. DE MORAES. pp 43-48

Laboratory population life tables of Amblyseius orientalis (Acari:Phytoseiidae) at different temperatures. B. XIA et al. pp 49-52

Predation of Amblyseius longispinosus (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on Aponychus corpuzae (Acari: Tetranychidae). Y.-X. ZHANG et al. pp 53-58

A comparison of resistance of citrus to citrus rust mite (Acari: Eriophyidae) in the laboratory. B.-S. YUE. pp. 59-62

Tests of host plant suitability of the tea pink mite, Acaphylla theae (Eriophyoidea: Eriophyidae), at different temperatures. X.-Y. HONG et al. pp. 63-68

Spatial pattern of Eotetranychus pruni (Acari: Tetranychidae) on apple trees and its data transformation. M. CHEN & J.-C.LUO. pp. 69-74

Effects of sublethal doses of methyl parathion and fenpyroximate on dispersal behaviour of Tetranychus viennensis (Acari:Tetranychidae) on peach. X.-N. XU et al. pp 75-82

Studies on the effect of the sticky-plate method in investigations of the winter grain mite, Penthaleus major (Acari: Penthaleidae). J.-X. WU et al. pp 83-87

Quantitative study on the mobility of Demodex folliculorum (Acari:Demodicidae) and inhibitive effects of metronidazole combined with bezoar. K. WANG et al. pp 89-92

Seasonal abundance of Abrolophus neobrevicollis larvae (Acari: Erythraeidae) ectoparasitic on Thrips trehernei (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) in the Basque Country (Spain). A. GOLDARAZENA & Z.-Q. ZHANG. pp 93-96

Host selection by parasitic Allothrombium ovatum larvae (Acari:Trombidiidae) and mite-aphid population dynamics on cotton, wheat and rape. Y.-C. DONG et al. pp 97-104

Safety analysis of diagnosis and immunotherapy with Dermatophagoides farinae extract in allergic patients in China. T.-H.WEN et al. pp 105-112

 Influence of temperature and controlled atmosphere on development and reproduction of the mold mite (Acari: Acaridae). L.-S. LI  et al. pp 113-120

*Systematics, Morphology & Evolution*

A new species of the horridus species group of Phytoseius in China (Acari:Phytoseiidae). W.-N. WU & J.-F. OU. pp 121-124

Phytoseiid mites (Acari: Phytoseiidae) from woody areas in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. R.J.F. FERES & G. J. DE MORAES. pp 125-132

A new species of the rhenanus species group of genus Typhlodromus in China (Acari: Phytoseiidae). W.-N. WU & J.-F.OU. pp. 133-136

Three new species of Daidalotarsonemus from Fujian, China (Acari: Tarsonemidae). J.Z. LIN et al. pp 137-143

Transfer of Mecognatha Wood from Stigmaeidae to Mecognathidae, fam. nov., a new synonymy, and a key to families of Raphignathoidea (Acari: Prostigmata). U. GERSON & D. E. WALTER. pp 145-147

New Erythraeus larvae (Acari: Erythraeidae) ectoparasitic on Aphidoidea (Homoptera) and Anthocoridae (Heteroptera). A.GOLDARAZENA & Z.-Q. ZHANG. pp 149-158

An unusual early-derivative larva of Parasitengona (Acari: Prostigmata) and proposal of a new superfamily. Z.-Q. ZHANG pp 159-170

A new species of the genus Unionicola from China (Acari: Unionicolidae). C.-G. WEN & Z.-M. ZHU. pp. 171-174

Redescription of Walchia (Walchia) szechuanica (Teng, 1963) (Acariformes: Trombiculidae: Walchiinae). T.-H. WEN & P.-F. FAN. pp. 175-178.

Taxonomic notes on and key to known species of the genus Rhizoglyphus (Acari: Acaridae) from China. G.-S. BU & L.-S. LI. pp. 179-182

A new species of Hirstiella Berlese (Acari: Pterygosomatidae) from captive rhinoceros iguanas, Cyclura cornuta Bonnaterre (Reptilia: Iguanidae). A.S. BAKER pp. 183-192

*Short Notes*

Note on an early record of human demodicosis in China. T.-H. WEN. pp 193-196

 Ticks parasitic on Muntiacus reevesi and Lepus sinensis in Wuyi Mountains, Fujian, China. R.-M. XU & G.-L. LUO. pp 197

Aceria yunnanensis , a new name for Eriophyes artemisia Xin & Dong (Acari: Eriophyidae). H.-Q. DONG & X.-Y. HONG. p 199
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