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From: 	"Scharff, Nikolaj" <>
To:	"''" <>
Date: 	6/10/03 10:18p.m.
Subject: 	Type information - Marie Hammer

As many of you probably know, Marie Hammer died in 2002 at the age of 95.
Her collection is deposited in the Zoological Museum, University of
Copenhagen and includes many identified oribatid mite species from all over
the world. It also includes her important type collection with some 1000
primary types. Information about the types are now available at

With kind regards

Nikolaj Scharff

PS: A six page obituary is available -- in Danish -- including a complete
list of Marie Hammer's publications.

Nikolaj Scharff
Curator of Arachnida
Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 15
DK-2100 Copenhagen

Tel. +45 35-32-11-07  Fax: +45 35-32-10-10  Email:

If you are living in the European Union or one of the EU-associated
and you are interested in visiting COBICE, the Copenhagen Biosystematics 
Center, you might want to look at
for information on our programme for visiting scientists.

From: 	"Zhi-Qiang Zhang" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	6/11/03 12:06p.m.
Subject: 	needed: PhD student (at $17,000/year) to study the genetics offoraging behavior of Phytoseiulus persimilis

This is a frwarded message; reply to

From:  <>
To: <>
Date:  6/11/03 5:52a.m.
Dr. David Margolies and Dr. Yoonseong Park, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, have just received funding from the NSF- EPSCoR Ecological Genomics project to support a PhD student for 3 years (at $17,000/year) to study the genetics of foraging behavior of a predatory mite, Phytoseiulus persimilis.  The graduate assistantship is available now, and the student can be admitted for the Fall 2003 semester.
The project is aimed at identifying the molecular basis of foraging behavior.  The student would be working in Entomology with Dr. Margolies, an expert in mite ecology, who has used quantitative genetic techniques to characterize aspect of predator foraging behavior, and Yoonseong Park, who has expertise in population and molecular genetics.  In Dr. Park's laboratory he or she would learn the molecular techniques needed to survey wild populations and examine experimental lines developed in Dr. Margolies' lab.  Dr. Park thinks learning the technical (i.e. molecular) end will not be difficult, and that an interest in and understanding of behavior and population genetics, particularly of arthropods, is of paramount importance.
If you know of an MS student who is finishing or has recently finished and might be interested, please let us know ASAP, or have him or her contact Dr. Margolies directly (e-mail, tel. 785-532-4709).  
Details of the graduate program in entomology at Kansas State University are available at:

From: 	"Michel Valim" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	6/13/03 7:09a.m.
Subject: 	Zachvatkinia Dubinin, 1949 (Analgoidea: Avenzoariidae: Bonnetellinae)

Dear Colleagues

     Somebody could inform me if the only references that could use for 
identification of the species of the Zachvatkinia genus are the papers of 
Dr. Mironov (1989a and 1989b)?
     Exists some translation of these works for some not Slavic language?

        Grateful for any type of contribution....regards

Michel P. Valim
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

MIRONOV, S.V. A brief review of the feather mites of the genus Zachvatkinia 
in the USSR (Analgoidea: Avenzoariidae). Parazitologicheskii Sbornik 35: 
96-124, 1989a.

MIRONOV, S.V. A new subgenus and three new species of the feather mite genus 
Zachvatkinia from Procellariiformes. Parazitologiya 23: 309-319, 1989b.



From: 	Hugo Fernandez <>
To:	"" <>
Date: 	6/13/03 9:09a.m.
Subject: 	short article

I recommend "dispatches" of "Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment"
1(5): 231 ( In this short article Adrian
Burton citing an acarologist as Dr. A. Valdecasas defends the taxonomist
importance in conservation policies.

These are some signals, at least.
Hugo R. Fernandez
Flathead Lake Biological Station
311 BioStation Lane,
Polson,  MT 59860-9659
E mail


From: 	"Pablo A. Martinez" <>
To:	<>
Date: 	6/13/03 6:52a.m.
Subject: 	androgenic glands in mites?

Dear all:
A colleague ask me if in some group of mites there exist any gland similar to androgenic glands of crustacean. I haven't found data on books about mites. Does anybody know any reference about it?
Please, if you have an answer send it to Alejandra Perotti at


From: 	Josep Jacas <>
To:	<>
Date: 	6/17/03 9:24a.m.
Subject: 	T. urticae rm

Dear Colleagues,

Does anyone know how variable laboratory-estimated intrinsic rates of
increase of Tetranychus urticae can be? Has anyone observed any seasonal
pattern? Any information will be welcome.

Thank you in advance.

J. Jacas; Universitat Jaume I; Castelló de Plana; Spain

From: 	Slava Pogrebynak <>
To:	<>
Date: 	6/28/03 4:19a.m.
Subject: 	trombiculid web cite of Alex Stekolnikov


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