THE LARVAL MORPHOLOGY AND HOST OF THE AUSTRALIAN WATER MITE LIMNOCHARES AUSTRALICA (ACARI HYDRACHNIDIA LINOCHARIDAE)

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 Abstract - The present study deals with the larval morphology and host-parasite association of Limnochares (Cyclothrix) australica, a water mite from standing waters throughout Australia. The larva can be separated from the other described Limnochares spp. larvae, including the other Cyclothrix species of the area L. (L.) crinita by its unusual leg claws.

The larvae of Limnochares australica were found as parasites of the water strider Tenagogerris pallidus (Gerridae, Hemiptera, Insecta). Limnochares australica is the only known Cyclothrix species parasitizing Gerridae.

Author(s) MARTIN, PETER AND SMIT, HARRY : Part 4
Page Number
409

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