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From:  "Occi, James" <>
To: "''" <>
Date:  1/31/01 4:55
Subject:  Intrnational Congress of Entomology

Does anyone know if the Intrnational Congress of Entomology has a web site?
I'm specifically looking for a publication from 1976 by Krinsky and
Burgdorfer: Int. Cong. Ent XV, Washington DC.

Thanks in advance,

Jim Occi
Merck Research Labs
Po Box 2000
Bldg R80y-325
Rahway, NJ 07065

Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 08:57:18 +1300
From: "Zhi-Qiang Zhang" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>
Subject: fwd: cottonwood leafcurl mite

Subject: cottonwood leafcurl mite
From: "David Coyle/R8/USDAFS" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 08:40:43 -0500


Last summer we had a severe infestation of the cottonwood leafcurl mite,
Aculus lobulifera, in our Populus plantation.  We run a large (40 ha)
short-rotation forestry experiment in South Carolina, USA, located in the
southeastern portion of the country.  Does anyone have any published
information on this pest, as well as a damage rating scale?  I am having a
hard time finding literature.  Thank you in advance for your time and


Dave Coyle

David R. Coyle
Biological Science Technician
USDA Forest Service
Savannah River Institute
P.O. Box 700, Building 760-16G
New Ellenton, SC  29809
Phone:  803-725-1758
Fax:  803-725-1807

From:  "Richard H. Thomas" <>
To: <>
Date:  1/30/01 2:58
Subject:  Acarus immobilis

Dear Colleagues,

We are trying to acquire some Acarus immobilis for a molecular project.
Mites in 95-100% ethanol would be ideal for us.  We will happily reimburse
your costs if you are able to send us some.

Thank you for your consideration in this.

Yours sincerely,

   Richard Thomas

Head, Molecular Biology Division
 Dr Richard H. Thomas                Voice:  +44 (0)20 7942 5569
 Department of Zoology               FAX:    +44 (0)20 7942 5054
 The Natural History Museum          email:
 Cromwell Road
 London, SW7 5BD

From:  "Lic. Judith Mendiola" <>
To: "''" <>
Date:  1/28/01 10:31
Subject:  Vectors of Lyme disease

Dear colleagues:

Do you know about recent publications reviewing the species that can be vectors of Lyme disease? I would greatly appreciate your information about this subject. We are preparing a text for consultation of latinamerican medical students in Cuba and  I would like to give the right information. We would greatly appreciate if you can give for this book an electronic picture of general acari external morphology, free of charge. We will aknowledge your cooperation.
Thanks in advance,
Lic. Judith Mendiola
Department of Parasitology
Instituto Pedro Kourí
Apartado Postal 601
Ciudad Habana

To: <>
Date:  1/25/01 2:55
Subject:  Congress papers

Dear friends,

By now all authors should have received the proofs of their papers in the
Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Acarology. I would be most
grateful if you could send them back to me as fast as you can.

If you have not received your proofs, please let me know and I'll see what
went wrong.

Thanks for your patience.

Bruce Halliday

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

Telephone (02) 6246 4085
Mobile 0438 543509
International Telephone (61) (2) 6246 4085
Fax (02) 6246 4000
International Fax (61) (2) 6246 4000


From:  Anne Baker <>
To: <>
Date:  1/25/01 1:22
Subject:  Re: literature request

Dear Colleagues,

If anyone could send me a copy of the following two papers, I would be
extremely grateful.

Ma, Liming & Wang, Shenrong (1996) Four new species of the family
Parasitidae and discovery of the genus Trachygamasus in China. Acta
Arachnologica Sinica 5(2): 81-88.

Ma, Liming (1997) Description of the male of Vulgarogamasus gansuensis Ma
and a new record of Poecilochirus from China. Acta Arachnologica Sinica
6(2): 140-142.

Many thanks in anticipation.

All the best,


Dr Anne Baker
Dept of Entomology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

Dr Anne S. Baker
Department of Entomology
The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

Tel. (0)20 7942 5656
Fax. (0)20 7942 5229

From:  "Carlos H.W. Flechtmann" <>
To: Jean-Bernard HUCHET <>
Date:  1/23/01 11:07
Subject:  Re: Mites and Mummies

Dear Dr. Huchet

 Take a look at

 Gorirossi-Bourdeau, F., 1995 - A documentation in stone of Acarina

  at the Romand Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, Lebanon, about

  150 AD.

  Bul..Ann.Soc.royal Belge Entomol. 131; 3-15

or write to her at

  Department d'Entomologie
  Institut Royald des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique
  Rue Vautier 29
  B-1040 Bruxelles  Belgique.

      Carlos H.W. Flechtmann
      Univ. Sao Paulo/ESALQ

On Sun, 21 Jan 2001, Jean-Bernard HUCHET wrote:

> Dear All,
> I'm looking for informations and references about mites found in ancient
> egyptian mummies.
> Thank you very much for your help,
> Best whishes,
> Jean-Bernard
> Jean-Bernard Huchet
> e-mail


From:  "Barry M. OConnor" <>
Date:  1/22/01 12:16
Subject:  Re: Mites and Mummies

At 11:36 PM +0100 1/21/01, Jean-Bernard HUCHET wrote:
>Dear All,
>I'm looking for informations and references about mites found in ancient
>egyptian mummies.
I don't know of any references to mites from Egyptian mummies, but the
following mention mites from mummified Native American remains:

Radovsky, F.J. 1970.  Mites associated with coprolites and mummified human
remains in Nevada.  Contributions of the University of California
Archeological Research Facility 10: 186-190

Kliks, M. M. 1988.  Paleoparasitological analyses of fecal material from
Amerindian (or New World) mummmies: evaluation of saprophytic arthropod
remains.  Paleopathological Newsletter 64: 7-11.

Baker, A.S. 1990.  Two new species of Lardoglyphus Oudemans (Acari:
Lardoglyphidae) found in the gut contents of human mummies.  Journal of
Stored Product Research 26: 139-147.

So many mites, so little time!
Barry M. OConnor
Professor & Curator             phone: (734) 763-4354
Museum of Zoology               FAX: (734) 763-4080
University of Michigan          e-mail:
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079  USA

From: "Jean-Bernard HUCHET" <>
Subject: Mites and Mummies
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 23:36:45 +0100

Dear All,

I'm looking for informations and references about mites found in ancient
egyptian mummies.

Thank you very much for your help,

Best whishes,


Jean-Bernard Huchet

From:  Anders Lindström <>
To: Lincoln.smtp("")
Date:  1/20/01 6:35
Subject:  I need ticks!

Does anyone know were in Europe I can find questing ticks (Ixodes ricinus)
right now? Mine has sadly suffered from a mould attack, and I really need
some for labexperiments! Sweden is muchto cold for ticks now so I was
hoping on southern Europe maybe. What about France, Spain, Greece, Italy etc.

Best wishes,
Anders Lindström

From:  Matthew Kweskin <>
To: Lincoln.smtp("")
Date:  1/17/01 8:13
Subject:  Dicrocheles scedastes

I am a graduate student at the University of Texas. I am interested in
working with Dicrocheles scedastes, the mite that lives in the ears of
noctuid moths that Asher Treat worked on. I want to study the social
behavior of these mites and the host/parasite interactions.

Does anyone know if Asher Treat is still around? Has anyone heard of this
system being worked on by someone else recently?

Matt Kweskin

Please reply directly to:

From:  "Knapp, Markus" <>
To: "''" <>
Date:  9 January 2001 1:31am
Subject:  2nd African Acarolgy Symposium

Dear colleagues,

The second announcement of the 2nd African Acarology Symposium is now ready.
Please contact me if you are interested and have not received a copy yet.

Markus Knapp
Dr. Markus Knapp
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)
P.O. Box 30772
Tel: +254 2 861680-4
Fax: +254 2 860110/861307

From:  Zhi-Qiang Zhang Zhi-Qiang Zhang <>
To: Lincoln.smtp("")
Date:  5 January 2001 12:39pm
Subject:  e-reprint library and science publishing

Dear colleagues:

I thank several members of our list who advised me and commented on
the copyright issues concerning the e-reprint library, as some publishers
do not allow authors to distribute e-reprints of their papers via an online
library.  The e-reprint library currently has a small holding because we
include at the moment only free materials made available by some
publishers for advertisement (e.g. Exp. Appl. Acarol.) or for public good
(e.g. Florida Entomol.). Please note that the e-library is a public
depositary. Authors, scientific publishers or professional societies who
deposit these papers have complete responsibility for the input to  this
library. Copyright will reside with the submitting groups (i.e., the
publishers, societies, or the authors themselves).

If you wish to deposit the e-reprints of your papers in the <Acarological
E-reprint Libray>, please check with your publishers about copyright
issues. If in doubt, please write to your publisher(s) to obtain a
permission, which will most often be granted,  as you, the author of the
paper, have moral rights on the paper you wrote, even though you had
granted your right to the publisher.

When you sign the copyright transfer form after reading your proof
pages, many publishers include an option for you to retain your
copyright.  It may be a good thing for you to opt for this as you will not be
restricted by the publishers to deposit your papers in e-library.

On the subject of scientific publications, I like to draw your attention to an
article published in the  New York Times (November 3, 2000). It's about
the esculating price of journal subscriptions and how publishing
companies are making massive profits off science research. It's an
interesting article recommended by a colleague of mine. Here I quote  a
few of the lines:

"The average price of a subscription to a scholarly journal has more than
tripled in the last 14 years. "

"Most journal publishers report operating profit margins of nearly 40
percent of revenue, roughly double the profit margins in the rest of
educational publishing."

"The current system is dysfunctional," Mr. Brand [a US university
administrator] said. "We pay faculty members to undertake research, and
then we buy it back. We pay twice."

"Librarians and university administrators have begun trying to circumvent
the traditional publishers, encouraging researchers to start their own
nonprofit journals or circulate their work directly over the Internet."

If you want to read more, please visit

Although institutions in rich countries may have the ability to pay twice
for the published results of sicentific research by their staffs (I noted
many libraries in the developed countries such as USA have been forced
to discontinue subcriptions to some journals), many institutions in the
developing world could never afford such information.

The good news is that we acarologists are not lagging behind in taking
advantage of the internet for the spread of our knowledge.  The
non-proft <Systematic & Applied Acarology Society> provides the full
texts of its rapid journal <Syst. Appl. Acarol. Spec. Publ.> free online for
everyone at:

We encourage researchers to take advantage of this nonprofit journal,
which is one of the very few science journals that give free online
access.  With SAASP, universities/authors pay once: they pay a low
page charge (lower than most journals) to cover part or all of the
publishing cost but they have the benefit of having e-reprints of their
papers online distributed free for them. This not only saves
universities/authors subscription fees, but also saves authors postage in
sending regular reprints to collegaues.

Best wishes,

Zhi-Qiang Zhang

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