Recent Advances in Acarology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125922029, 9781483275543

Recent Advances in Acarology

1st Edition

Volume II

Editors: J. G. Rodriguez
eBook ISBN: 9781483275543
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1979
Page Count: 590
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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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