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Acarid Mite

Scientific Name
Acarus immobilis
Scientific Author
Griffiths, 1964
Taxonomy
(Acari: Astigmata: Acaridae: Acarinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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External scapular setae (sce) about as long as internal scapular setae (sci). Most idiosomal setae short, d1 and e1 not reaching base of setae in next posterior row, d1 less than 3 times length of c1. Solenidion omega1 on tarsus I with sides parallel, expanding into a distinct oval head. Apical seta s of tarsi I and II slender, about 1/2 length of empodial claw; ventro-posterior margin of claw convex, claw tip directed forward.

References

- Hughes, A.M. (1976). The mites of stored food and houses. Technical Bulletin 9. MAFF London. 400pp.

- OConnor, B.M. (1998). Key to North American genera of the family Acaridae. Available online: http://insects.ummz.lsa.umich.edu/PEET/nagenera.html (Date of access: 7 Jan 2009).
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
14/04/2011 02:27 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 01:03 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Acarid Mite (Acarus immobilis) Updated on 5/7/2014 1:03:31 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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