Recent Advances in Acarology

Recent Advances in Acarology

Volume II

1st Edition - January 28, 1979

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  • Editor: J. G. Rodriguez
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275543

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Recent Advances in Acarology, Volume II, had its inception in the V International Congress of Acarology held at Michigan State University in August 1978. This two-volume work includes the contents of the symposia and a selection of contributions to the workshops and submitted paper sessions. These volumes examine subjects such as strategies in pest management of mites and ticks, topics encompassing pheromone communication, resistance of mites and ticks to acaricides, nonchemical control of ticks, new acaricides, nutritional ecology/control, and biological control. This book is devoted primarily to medical and veterinary acarology: biology, ecology, management, disease transmission, and pheromonal communication. It also contains a section covering systematics, morphology, and evolution; and a section on the evolution of hosts and their parasites. Management strategies for medical and veterinary acari are dependent on sound investigations of biology and ecology. Such investigations, beginning with contributions on the biology of spotted fever ticks, are discussed. It sets forth appropriate methodology for ecological studies, describes the zoogeography and biological adaptations of one species, and reviews the ecological associations of the two.

Table of Contents

  • Contents of Volume I




    1. Management of Acari of Medical and Veterinary Importance

    Acaricide Resistance as a Factor in the Management of Acari of Medical and Veterinary Importance

    The Immune Response as a Factor in Management of Acari of Veterinary Importance

    Ecological Aspects of Pest Management of Ixodid Ticks

    Non-Acaricidal Chemicals for the Management of Acari of Medical and Veterinary Importance

    Global Aspects of the Management and Control of Ticks of Veterinary Importance

    New Acaricides to Control Resistant Ticks

    The Use of a Population Approach in the Survey of Resistance to Pesticides in Ticks in Southern Africa

    Slow-Release Devices as Aids in the Control of Ticks Infesting the Ears of Cattle in the Republic of South Africa

    Production and Evaluation of Sustained-Release Famphur Boluses for Tick Control on Cattle

    The Effect of Synthetic Pyrethroids on Some African Ixodidae

    Trials with Eight Acaricides Against Psoroptes ovis the Sheep Scabies Mite

    2. Biology and Ecology of Acari of Medical and Veterinary Importance

    Early Achievements, Recent Advances, and Future Prospects in the Ecology of the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick

    Ecology of Spotted Fever Ticks in Eastern Washington

    Zoogeography of the American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis

    Ecology of the American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis in Southwestern Nova Scotia

    Dermacentor variabilis (Say) in Eastern Massachusetts

    Differences in the Developmental Cycle of Dermacentor reticulatus in Two Closely Situated Biotopes

    Copulatory Behavior and Fecundity of Male Ornithodoros Ticks

    House Dust as an Ecosystem

    Dynamics and Structure of Mixed Populations of Dermatophagoides farinae and D. pteronyssinus

    Xerophilic Fungi and House Dust Mites

    Ecology of House Dust Mites and Dust Allergy

    Population Dynamics of Dermatophagoides spp. in Southwest Ohio Homes

    Immunological Investigations of House Dust and House Dust Mites II. Localization of the Antigen in the Body of the House Dust Mite Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus by Means of the Indirect Immuno-Fluorescence Method

    Culturing Dermatophagoides farinae in a Meridic Diet

    The Influence of Macrocheles glaber on the Breeding of the Australian Bushfly, Musca vetustissima in Cow Dung

    3. Current Research on Disease Transmission by Acari

    Ecology and Distribution of Q-Fever Rickettsiae in Europe with Special Reference to Germany

    Eyach Virus: The First Relative of Colorado Tick Fever Virus Isolated in Germany

    Tettnang Virus: A New Ungrouped Tickborne Virus Isolated in Germany

    Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae in Europe

    Transmission of Human Babesiosis on Nantucket

    Experimental Transmission of Babesia caballi to Equids by Different Stages of the Tropical Horse Tick, Anocentor nitens

    Recent Developments in Biomedical Knowledge of Argas Ticks (Ixodoidea: Argasidae)

    4. Pheromonal Communication in Acarines

    Female - Produced Pheromones of Ixodidae

    Male-Produced Pheromones of Ixodidae

    Pheromones of Argasid Ticks

    Pheromones of Tetranychidae

    5. Specificity and Parallel Evolution of Host-Parasite in Mites

    Specificity, Adaptation, and Parallel Host-Parasite Evolution in Acarines, Especially Myobiidae, with a Tentative Explanation for the Regressive Evolution Caused by the Immunological Reactions of the Host

    Specificity, Adaptation, and Parallel Evolution in the Endoparasitic Mesostigmata of Mammals

    Relationships between Mammalian and Demodicid Phylogeny

    Specificity and Parallel Evolution of Mesostigmata Parasitic on Bats

    Feather Mites and Their Hosts

    Specificity and Parallel Host-Parasite Evolution in the Turbinoptidae, Cytoditidae and Ereynetidae Living in the Respiratory Passages of Birds

    Congruent Interrelationships of the Rhinonyssinae (Dermanyssidae) with Their Avian Hosts

    Patterns of Host-Specificity and Coevolution in the Harpyrhynchidae

    6. Systematics, Morphology, and Evolution of Acari

    Spider Mites Revisited—A Review

    Confusion of Names for the Spider Mites Tetranychus tumidus and T. gloveri

    Karyotypes of the Tetranychidae and the Significance for Taxonomy

    Structure of the Reproductive System of the Adult Female Two-Spotted Spider Mite Tetranychus urticae

    Studies on Structure and Function of Mouth Parts of Eriophyid Mites

    The Nymphal Leg Chaetotaxy of Seven Species in Seven Genera of Trombiculid Mites

    Acarus tinctorius Linnaeus 1767 (Trombidiidae)

    A Review of the Family Heterocoptidae

    Hypopus of Ctenoglyphus intermedius from Poland

    Sperm Transfer in Glyptholaspis americana

    Evolution of the Holdfast Structures in Planodiscus-Antennequesoma-Coxequesoma Complex of Army Ant Mites

    Recent Advances in the Classification of the Uropodina

    Distribution of Unisexual and Bisexual Forms in Mesostigmatid Mites

    The Geographical Ecology of Hummingbird Flower Mites in Relation to Their Host Plants and Carriers

    Eulaelaps Mites Associated with Mammals and Birds in Japan, with Reference to Eulaelaps stabularis

    Mesostigmatid Ectoparasites of Mammals in Mexico

    Aquatic Mites Parasitic on Stoneflies in North America

    Scanning Electron Microscopy of Ticks for Systematic Studies: 3. Structure of Haller's Organ in Five Species of the Subgenus Multidentatus of the Genus Ixodes

    A Taxonomic Review of the Ornithodoros moubata (Murray) 1877 (Sensu Walton, 1962) Species Group in Africa

    Fine Structure and Probable Function of Genital Papillae and Claparede Organs of Actinotrichida

    The Evaluation of the Morphological Characters in Rhagidiidae

    Relict Distributions of Oribatid Mites

    Neotrichy in Oribatid Mites

    Familial Concepts in the Damaeoidea as Indicated by Preliminary Phylogenetic Studies

    Aspects of the Biogeography of Dameidae, Sensu latu (Oribatei), with Emphasis on North America

    A Brief Review of the Oribatid Family Eremaeidae in North America

    The Chelicerae of the Gustaviidae

    A New Genus and Two New Species in Damaeidae

    Biogeographic and Faunistic Data on the Oribatids of the Tuscan Archipelago

    Index of Contributors

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  • No. of pages: 590
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275543

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