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Larvae of Trombidium (Trombidium) poriceps (Oudemans) (Trombidiidae, Prostigmata, Acarina) parasitic on Chersodromia speculifera Walker (Empididae, Diptera, Hexapoda)

Pugh, P.J.A. ; King, P.E. and Fordy, M.R.


1991 - Volume: 32 Issue: 1 pages: 23-27


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Diptera Chersodromia parasitism Trombidiidae Trombidium

Abstract

An imago of Chersodromia speculifera Walker (Empididae: Diptera: Hexapoda), parasitized by three larvae of Trombidium (Trombidium) poriceps (Oudemans) syn. Atomus parasiticus de Geer (Trombidiidae: Prostigmata: Acarina), was collected from the supralittoral zone on the Isles of Scilly. The attachment of the parasites to surface of the host was examined with the scanning electron microscope.

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1991-04-30

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1991 Pugh, P.J.A.; King, P.E. and Fordy, M.R.

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