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From: 	Alain Migeon <Alain.Migeon@ensam.inra.fr>
To:	<acarology@nhm.ac.uk>
Date: 	3/22/03 12:09AM
Subject: 	Re: Acari species richness by family


Tetranychidae have about 1200 species : 
1190 in Bolland, HR, Gutierrez J. and Flechtmann, CHW. (1998) World
catalogue of the spider mite family Tetranychidae 
and 1207 actually (one new synoym and 18 new species since the book has
been published).
Best regards 


Alain.Migeon@ensam.inra.fr

Alain MIGEON
CBGP / INRA
CS 30016
34988 MONTFERRIER sur LEZ Cedex
FRANCE

tÚl. (+33) 4 99 62 33 67
fax (+33) 4 99 62 33 45
 

 
From: 	"A. Vella" <avel2@um.edu.mt>
To:	<acarology@nhm.ac.uk>
Date: 	3/21/03 5:46AM
Subject: 	Lasioseius penicilliger male

Dear acarologists,

I have recently collected several specimens of Lasioseius penicilliger, Berlese, 1916, including two males, from mouldy rabbit dung. Hughes (Mites of Food and Houses, 1976) states that the male of this species is unknown and I have not managed to find any other references to it. There is no doubt that the males I collected belong to the same species as, among other things, they bear the characteristic tricarinate dorsal setae while the reticulations of the dorsal shield are identical to those of the females.
 
Does anyone please know whether the male of L. penicilliger has, in fact, been described ?

Thanks.

Antoine Vella
Institute of Agriculture,
University of Malta
Malta
2340 2322

From: 	<rbarrett@uoguelph.ca>
To:	<acarology@nhm.ac.uk>
Date: 	3/20/03 10:37AM
Subject: 	Acari species richness by family

Dear colleagues,

Can anyone tell me how many species are in the families Tetranychidae and 
Podapolipidae respectively? Any help you could give would be greatly 
appreciated.

Thank you,
Rowan Barrett
 

From: 	"Carlos H.W. Flechtmann" <chwflech@carpa.ciagri.usp.br>
To:	"A. Vella" <avel2@um.edu.mt>
Date: 	1/17/03 12:17AM
Subject: 	Re: your mail

Dear Dr. Vella

	You may be right - I just looked at

	Gerson, Fain & Smiley. 1999
	Further observations on the Cheyletidae (Acari) with a key to the
	genera of the Cheyletinae and a list of all known species in the
	family.
	Bull.Inst.Royal Sci.Natur.Belgique, Entomol. 69:35-86

they list USA, Pacific Islands, East Asia and Israel.

	Sincerely

	Carlos Flechtmann
	University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
	CNPq researcher, ESALQ

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, A. Vella wrote:

> Dear Acarologists,
> *
> Does anyone please know whether Grallacheles bakeri De Leon (Cheyletidae) has ever been recorded in Europe or the Mediterranean region? I have collected some specimens from animal feed dust in Malta and cannot find any references to the species except that it has occasionally been recorded in house dust in Brazil (Rosa 1978) and Colombia (Fernandez-Caldaz et al. 1993).
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Antoine Vella
> Institute of Agriculture,
> University of Malta
>
>
>




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From: 	James Brooks - Thesaurus Manager <J.BROOKS@CABI.ORG>
To:	"'Carlos H.W. Flechtmann'" <chwflech@carpa.ciagri.usp.br>, "A. Vella" <avel2@um.edu.mt>
Date: 	1/17/03 12:55AM
Subject: 	RE: your mail

Dear Drs. Villa and Flechtmann,

From the CAB ABSTRACTS database, see also:

TI: 	Incidence of mites associated with stored seeds and food products in
upper Egypt.
AU: 	Zaher-MA; Mohamed-MI; Abdel-Halim-SM; Halim-SM-Abdel-
AD: 	Fac. Agric., Univ. Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
SO: 	Experimental-and-Applied-Acarology. 1986, 2: 1, 19-24; 12 ref.
PY: 	1986
LA: 	English
AB: 	Seeds, grain and other stored products were sampled in granaries,
flour mills and storehouses in Fayoum Governorate, Egypt, at monthly
intervals in 1983 to survey the mites associated with them. About 24 species
in 13 families, belonging to the Prostigmata, Astigmata and Mesostigmata,
were found. Members of the Cheyletidae and the Acaridae were the most common
mites. The cheyletids Ker bakeri, Cheyletus aversor, Neoeucheyla sp.,
Grallacheles bakeri, the cunaxid Cunaxa capreolus and the raphignathid
Raphignathus sp. were recorded for the first time from this area.

TI: 	Cheyletid fauna associated with stored products in Czechoslovakia.
AU: 	Zdarkova-E
AD: 	Research Institute of Food Industry, Department of Entomology, Na
belidle 21, 150 38 Prague 5, Czechoslovakia.
SO: 	Journal-of-Stored-Products-Research. 1979, 15: 1, 11-16; 2 fig.; 15
ref.
PY: 	1979
LA: 	English
AB: 	During a survey of the fauna of food-processing factories in
Czechoslovakia in 1962-78, over 10 000 mites of the predacious family
Cheyletidae belonging to 10 species were found in 1560 samples from a wide
variety of different foodstuffs. Cheyletus eruditus (Schr.) was the dominant
species followed by C. malaccensis Oudm. and C. trouessarti Oudm. The
species C. aversor Rod., Cheletomorpha lepidopterorum (Shaw), C. hendersoni
Baker, Cheyletia papillifera Volgin, Ker bakeri Zaher & Soliman and
Grallacheles bakeri De Leon were obtained less frequently, the last four
being reported for the first time from Czechoslovakia. Acaropsellina sollers
(Kuzin) may prove to be a junior synonym of A. docta (Berl.).

Hope this helps.

James Brooks
Thesaurus Manager

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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Carlos H.W. Flechtmann [SMTP:chwflech@carpa.ciagri.usp.br]
> Sent:	16 January 2003 10:59
> To:	A. Vella
> Cc:	acarology@nhm.ac.uk
> Subject:	Re: your mail
> 
> Dear Dr. Vella
> 
> 	You may be right - I just looked at
> 
> 	Gerson, Fain & Smiley. 1999
> 	Further observations on the Cheyletidae (Acari) with a key to the
> 	genera of the Cheyletinae and a list of all known species in the
> 	family.
> 	Bull.Inst.Royal Sci.Natur.Belgique, Entomol. 69:35-86
> 
> they list USA, Pacific Islands, East Asia and Israel.
> 
> 	Sincerely
> 
> 	Carlos Flechtmann
> 	University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
> 	CNPq researcher, ESALQ
> 
> On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, A. Vella wrote:
> 
> > Dear Acarologists,
> >  
> > Does anyone please know whether Grallacheles bakeri De Leon
> (Cheyletidae) has ever been recorded in Europe or the Mediterranean
> region? I have collected some specimens from animal feed dust in Malta and
> cannot find any references to the species except that it has occasionally
> been recorded in house dust in Brazil (Rosa 1978) and Colombia
> (Fernandez-Caldaz et al. 1993).
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Antoine Vella
> > Institute of Agriculture,
> > University of Malta
> >
> >
> >
> 



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From: 	Renfu Shao <r.shao@mailbox.uq.edu.au>
To:	<acarology@nhm.ac.uk>
Date: 	3/17/03 7:55PM
Subject: 	Acari: Ixodidae, by Guofan DENG & Zaijie JIANG (1991)

Dear colleagues,
I am new to the Acarology List.
I am after a book: Acari: Ixodidae, by Guofan DENG & Zaijie JIANG 
(1991), Science Press, Beijing, China. Does anyone know where and how 
I could purchase this book?
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Best wishes
Renfu Shao
-- 

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Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, and Institute for
Molecular Bioscience
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia.
Phone: 0061 7 3365 4881; Fax: 0061 7 33654620; Email:
r.shao@mailbox.uq.edu.au
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From: 	Shevchenko Alexandr <sppiter@narod.ru>
To:	<devana@HD1389.spb.edu>, <galinaf@hotmail.com>, <ganlive@eu.spb.ru>, <rietcc@plantz.agric.za>, <rleteau@plantz.agric.za>, <acarology@ntm.ac.uk>, <kropczynska@lpha.sggw.waw.p.yandex.ru>, <mknapp@icipe.org>, <krantzg@bcc.orst.edu>, <lindquiste@em.agr.ca>, <rochoa@sel.barc.usda.gov>, <alar@ut.ee>, <itcborobaev@it.kg>, <kambarova@mail.ru>, <krsu@krsu.edu.kg>, <alifriqui@cybernet.net.ma>, <baden@l-card.ru>, <fet2@marshall.edu>, <patrick.durst@fao.org>, <lesic@imfico.bishkek.su>, <aida.camp@elcat.kg>, <institute@lesic.elcat.kg>, <irina@lesic.elcat.kg>, <oefm@alpes-net.fr>, <jmba@ubaclu.unibas.ch>, <alisalahi@hotmail.com>, <oldfield@ncrac1.ucr.edu>, <spetanov@Eunet.yu>, <h.proctor@ento.uq.edu.au>, <skoracka@main.amu.edu.pl>, <v.prasad@ix.netcom.com>, <zhangz@landcare.cri.nz>, <iskhan@tc1147.spb.edu>, <kpradhan@ait.ac.th>, <eco.tourism@comsats.net.pk>, <acimov@iz.freenet.kiev.ua>, <auk@mail.elkat.kg>, <lit@em.agr.ca>, <diva@sezampro.yu>, <oefm@wanadoo.fr>
Date: 	3/11/03 9:09PM
Subject: 	New address Shevchenko

Let me inform you that I change my e-mail address.
My new address is:
vshev@inbox.ru  Valery G. Shevchenko

From: 	"henk" <hhgron@home.nl>
To:	<acarology@nhm.ac.uk>
Date: 	3/3/03 9:52AM
Subject: 	human skin

Dear acarologists,
 
We are trying to breed the house-dust mites Euroglyphus maynae ,
Dermatophagoidus pteronyssinus and Dermatophagoidus farinae but we have
a problem using human skin flakes(dander).We used it for years with
success.
As the mites are used for the making of diagnostica it is not allowed to
use human or animal tissue.
My question is; is there a substitute for this medium to grow these
mites on?
 
Many thanks in advance for your help,
 
M.Unterwasser
The Netherlands
 

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