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Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 10:01:30 -0400
From: "Barry M. OConnor" <email@example.com>
Subject: help with army ant mites
Dear Colleagues - I am working through a large
collection of mites collected from African army ants by Dr. Bill Gotwald.
Most of the species are astigmatid mites, the group with which I have the
most familiarity, and I have been able to sort these to family and genus.
I also have four species of mesostigmatid mites for which I am having trouble
identifying the family. These mites are all deutonymphs and share a number
of characters indicating that they belong to a single group. Of gamasine
groups with phoretic deutonymphs, these seem most similar to the Rhodacaroidea,
but I'm unfamiliar with the diversity of these mites in Africa.
I've placed some notes on the morphology and some photomicrographs of these mites on my web site and am asking anyone who is interested to have a look and send me their thoughts by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's the site: http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/PEET/new_ant_mite.html
Thanks! - Barry
Barry M. OConnor
phone: (734) 763-4354
Museum of Zoology FAX: (734) 763-4080
University of Michigan e-mail: email@example.com
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079 USA
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Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 18:06:11 EDT
Subject: New Guinea 2000
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Over the past two field seasons I have come across internal mites of bumble bees (Bombus spp.). I believe that I am dealing with one type of mite, but would be very interested in finding out what, exactly, it is.
The only type of mite that I've read about being an internal parasite of bumble bees is Locustacurus buchneri. I hava a paper describing these mites with some very good diagrams but I'd like to get another, more expert, opinion as to what they are.
If anyone (preferably in Canada) would like to take a look at them, please drop me a line - I currently have some preserved in 70% ethanol.
Any comments, questions, etc. are welcomed.
Division of Ecology
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Calgary
Canada T2N 1N4
Does anyone maintain a colony of T. arboreus?
The colonies I have tried to rear have failed miserably. Any information
on rearing this mite or sources for acquiring a population would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks in advance, Paul Pratt
Paul D. Pratt
Dept. of Entomology
Cordley Hall 2046
Corvallis, OR. 97331
I would like to contact to Prof. Margolies, Kansas State University, as quickly as possible, to talk about the 4th International Symposium on Population Dynamics of Plant-Inhabiting Mites to be held in Kyoto, 1999. I have sent him letters and e-mails several times during the last two months, but so far I have not heard anything from him. I will be pleased if anyone could let me know where he is now and his address. Thank you very much for your cooperation in advance.
With my best regards,
Tetsuo Gotoh (_____300-0393 _________________
Laboratory of Applied Entomology & Zoology
Faculty of Agriculture, Ibaraki University
Ami, Ibaraki, 300-0393 JAPAN
>Date: Sun, 13 Sep 1998 15:16:20 +0800
>From: Xiaoyue HONG <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: second announcement of saas symposium
The Second Announcement of SAAS First International Symposium
The First International Symposium of Systematic and Applied Acarology Society will be held during 11-16 October, 1998 in Guiyang, China. Registration will take place on 11 Ocotber at Dianxin Hotel(Telcommunication Hotel), Huaxi, Guiyang city, Guizhou Province, China. Registration fee: RMB 600 yuan before 15 Setember, RMB 650 yuan after 15 Setember (1 US$ is about 8.5 RMB).
There will be a bus service provided by the organizing committee from the Guiyang Airport and Guiyang Railway Station to the hotel on the registration day. The service time is from 8:30 pm to 20:30 am.
Any acarologist from any country is very welcome to attend the meeting.
Acarology committee of Entomological Society of China
For further infprmation:
Dr Xiaoyue HONG <email@example.com>
Can you perhaps help me with references to the morphology of Psoroptes cuniculi/ovis, especially the mouthparts. Thanking you in anticipation.
ARC-Plant Protection Research Institute
Private Bag X134
0001 South Africa