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Ronald Ochoa (Ron)
Systematic Entomology
Research Entomologist

Phone: (301) 504-7890
Fax: (301) 504-6482
Room 008
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 005 BARC-WEST
BELTSVILLE, MD, 20705-0000

Projects
Mite Systematics and Arthropod Diagnostics with Emphasis on Invasive Species
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420497
Systematic Research Support for Insects of Agricultural Importance
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 420117

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Preparing soft-bodied arthropods for arthropods for microscope examination: Mites (Arachnida: Acari) - (Other)
Miller, G.L., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R., Mitter, C.E., Tracy, A. 2014. Preparing soft-bodied arthropods for arthropods for microscope examination: Mites (Arachnida: Acari). World Wide Web.
First record of Tenuipalpus uvae De Leon, 1962 (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mineiro, J.L., Ochoa, R., Sousa, M., Gondim, M., De Deus, G.E., Adaime, R. 2014. First record of Tenuipalpus uvae De Leon, 1962 (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in Brazil. Check List. 10(1):151-152.
A new genus and species of Nematalycidae (Acari: Endeostigmata) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, S.J., Klompen, H., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R. 2014. A new genus and species of Nematalycidae (Acari: Endeostigmata). Journal of Natural History. 48(23-24):1359-1373.
Standard methods for tracheal mite research - (Book / Chapter)
Sammataro, D., De Guzman, L.I., George, S., Ochoa, R. 2013. Standard methods for tracheal mite research. In: Dietemann, V., Ellis, J.D, Neumann, P., editors. COLOSS Beebook: Volume II: Standard Metholds for Apis melilifera pest and pathogen research. United Kingdom:IBRA Publications. p. 1-20. Available: http://www.ibra.org.uk/articles/Standard-methods-for-tracheal-mite-research.
Integrating ecology and genetics to address Acari invasions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Navajas, M., Ochoa, R. 2013. Integrating ecology and genetics to address Acari invasions. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 59(1-2):1-10.
Integrating ecology and genetics to address Acari invasions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Navajas, M., Ochoa, R. 2013. Integrating ecology and genetics to address Acari invasions. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 59(1-2):1-10.
Travelling with tea: a Tuckerella’s tale - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beard, J.J., Ochoa, R., Childers, C.C., Bauchan, G.R., Shepard, M. 2013. Travelling with tea: a Tuckerella’s tale. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 59(1-2):177-202.
New mite invasions in citrus: A look towards the early years of the twenty-first century - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ferragut, F., Navia, D., Ochoa, R. 2013. New mite invasions in citrus: A look towards the early years of the twenty-first century. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 59(1-2):145-164.
A new species, of Aceria neopaederiae (Acari: Eriophyidae), infesting Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Konvipasruang, P., Chandrapatya, A., Amrine, Jr., J.W., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Pratt, P.D. 2012. A new species, of Aceria neopaederiae (Acari: Eriophyidae), infesting Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Systematic & Applied Acarology Special Publications. 17(2):191-201.
Flat mites of the world - Edition 2 Reprint Icon - (Other)
Beard, J.J., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.L., Trice, M., Redford, A.J., Walters, T., Mitter, C.E. 2012. Flat mites of the world - Edition 2. World Wide Web. 1(1):1-80.
Phylogenetic investigation of the genus Raoiella (Prostigmata: Tenuipalpidae): Diversity, distribution, and world invasions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowling, A.G., Ochoa, R., Beard, J.J., Welbourn, W.C., Ueckermann, E.A. 2011. Phylogenetic investigation of the genus Raoiella (Prostigmata: Tenuipalpidae): Diversity, distribution, and world invasions. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 57(3-4):257-269.
New flat mite genera (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) associated with Australian sedges (Cyperaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beard, J.J., Ochoa, R. 2011. New flat mite genera (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) associated with Australian sedges (Cyperaceae). Systematic & Applied Acarology Special Publications. (2941):1-37.
Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae): An island-hopping mite pest in the Caribbean - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kane, E.C., Ochoa, R., Erbe, E.F., Mathurin, G. 2012. Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae): An island-hopping mite pest in the Caribbean. Revista Manejo Integrado de Plagas. 57(3-4):215-255.
Mite Biodiversity Under the Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope - (Proceedings)
Ochoa, R., Beard, J.J., Bauchan, G.R., Welbourn, W.C., Erbe, E.F., Dowling, A.G., Pooley, C.D. 2011. Mite Biodiversity Under the Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope. Meeting Abstract. 1-2.
Flat mite mouthparts and feeding: Raoiella a case study (Tetranychoidea: Tenuipalpidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beard, J.J., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Welbourn, W.C., Pooley, C.D., Dowling, A.G. 2012. Flat mite mouthparts and feeding: Raoiella a case study (Tetranychoidea: Tenuipalpidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology. 57(3-4):227-255.
Herbivore exploits chink in armor of host - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ochoa, R., Beard, J.J., Bauchan, G.R., Kane, E.C., Dowling, A.G. 2011. Herbivore exploits chink in armor of host. American Entomologist. 57(1):26-29.
Asca nelsoni sp. nov. (Acari: Mesostigmata: Ascidae), a new mite species from coffee leaf domatia in Costa Rica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beard, J., Ochoa, R., Vega, F.E. 2011. Asca nelsoni sp. nov. (Acari: Mesostigmata: Ascidae), a new mite species from coffee leaf domatia in Costa Rica. Systematic & Applied Acarology Special Publications. 16:7-20.
SEM vouchers and genomic data from an individual specimen: maximizing the utility of delicate and rare specimens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dowling, A.P., Bauchan, G.R., Beard, J.J., Ochoa, R. 2010. SEM vouchers and genomic data from an individual specimen: maximizing the utility of delicate and rare specimens. Acarologia. 50(4):479-485.
Detection and Identification of the Red Palm mite Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) - (Research Notes)
Kane, E., Ochoa, R. 2010. Detection and Identification of the Red Palm mite Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae). Revista Manejo Integrado de Plagas. 4(24):10-14.
A new genus and species Mangalaus krishianusandhanus (Acari: Eriophyidae) from India - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Menon, P., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Joshi, S., Ramamurthy, V.V. 2011. A new genus and species Mangalaus krishianusandhanus (Acari: Eriophyidae) from India. International Journal of Acarology. 37(2):131-142.
Adventive Eriophyoid Mites - a global review of their impact, pathways, prevention and challenges - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Navia, D., Ochoa, R., Welbourn, C., Ferragut, F. 2010. Adventive Eriophyoid Mites - a global review of their impact, pathways, prevention and challenges. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 51:225-255.
The role of eriophyoids in fungal pathogen epidemiology, mere association or true interaction? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gamliel-Atinsky, E., Freeman, S., Maymon, M., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Skoracka, A., Pena, J., Palevsky, E. 2010. The role of eriophyoids in fungal pathogen epidemiology, mere association or true interaction? Experimental and Applied Acarology. 51:191-204.
Ácaros del mango - (Book / Chapter)
Mesa-Cobo, N.C., Ochoa, R., Kondo, D.R. 2009. Ácaros del mango. In: Bernal, J., editor. Technical Manual: Technology for the Cultivation of the Mango in Colombia with Emphasis in Native Mangos. Bogota, Colombia: Produmedios. p. 141-151.
Ontogenetic modification in the Tuckerellidae (Acari: Tetranychoidea) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beard, J., Ochoa, R. 2010. Ontogenetic modification in the Tuckerellidae (Acari: Tetranychoidea). International Journal of Acarology. 36(2):169-173.
Red Palm Mite Situation in the Caribbean and Florida - (Proceedings)
Roda, A., Dowling, A., Welbourn, C., Pena, J., Rodrigues, J.C., Hoy, M., Ochoa, R., Russell, D., De Chi, W. 2010. Red Palm Mite Situation in the Caribbean and Florida. Caribbean Food Crops Society Proceedings. 44(1):80-87.
The Panicle Rice Mite, Steneotarsonemus spinki Smiley, a re-discovered pest of rice in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hummel, N.A., Castro, B., Mcdonald, E., Pellerano, M., Ochoa, R. 2009. The Panicle Rice Mite, Steneotarsonemus spinki Smiley, a re-discovered pest of rice in the United States. Crop Science. 28(7):547-560.
The presence of eriophyid mites on native and weed Cirsium species in North America - (Abstract Only)
Hansen, R., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Amrine, J., Lekveishvili, M., Wells, J.D., Michels, G.J., Petanovic, R.U., Lydon, J. 2009. The presence of eriophyid mites on native and weed Cirsium species in North America [abstract]. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 160.
Interaction of Aceria mangiferae with Fusarium mangiferae, the causal agent of mango malformation disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Atinsky, G., Freeman, E., Szteinberg, A., Maymon, M., Ochoa, R., Belausov, E., Palevsky, E. 2008. Interaction of Aceria mangiferae with Fusarium mangiferae, the causal agent of mango malformation disease. Journal of Phytopathology. 99:152-159.
New records for Aceria anthocopes (Acari: Eriophyidae) occurring on Canada thistle in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Michels, Jr., G.J., Carney, V.A., Lydon, J., Ochoa, R., Renn, R.L. 2008. New records for Aceria anthocopes (Acari: Eriophyidae) occurring on Canada thistle in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. Entomological News. 119:483-491.
Mites (Arachnida: Acari) inhabiting coffee domatia: a short review and recent findings from Costa Rica. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vega, F.E., Astorga, C., Ochoa, R., Walter, D.E. 2007. Mites (Arachnida: Acari) inhabiting coffee domatia: a short review and recent findings from Costa Rica. International Journal of Acarology. 33:291-295.
A catalog of Tenuipalpidae Berlese of the world (Acari: Prostigmata) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mesa, N.C., Ochoa, R., Welbourn, W.C., Evans, G.A., Moraes, G.J. 2009. A catalog of Tenuipalpidae Berlese of the world (Acari: Prostigmata). Zootaxa. 2098:1-185.
Validating DNA barcodes: A non-destructive extraction protocol enables simultaneous vouchering of DNA and morphological vouchers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rowley, D.L., Coddington, J.A., Gates, M.W., Norrbom, A.L., Ochoa, R., Vandenberg, N.J., Greenstone, M.H. 2007. Validating DNA barcodes: A non-destructive extraction protocol enables simultaneous vouchering of DNA and morphological vouchers. National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. 7:915-924.
Handbook of forage and rangeland insects: Timothy Mites - (Book / Chapter)
Lamp, W., Dively, G., Ochoa, R. 2007. Handbook of forage and rangeland insects: Timothy Mites. Entomological Society of America Miscellaneous Publications. 82-83.
First report of Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and its damage to coconut palms in Puerto Rico and Culebra Island - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodriguez, J.C., Ochoa, R., Kane, E. 2007. First report of Raoiella indica Hirst (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and its damage to coconut palms in Puerto Rico and Culebra Island. International Journal of Acarology. 33(1):3-5.
The rice mite Steneotarsonemus Spinki Smiley – an invasive species in the Americas - (Review Article)
Ochoa, R., Denise Navia, R. 2009. The rice mite Steneotarsonemus Spinki Smiley – an invasive species in the Americas. Acarology International Congress Proceedings. 379-384.
Use of Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscopy for Identifying Invasive Mite Species. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ochoa, R., Erbe, E.E., Wergin, W.P. 2006. Lt-sem for elucidating invasive mite species. Scanning. 28(2):75-76.
Two New Species of Tenuipalpus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae)from Southeastern Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mesa, N., De Moraes, G.J., Ochoa, R. 2006. Two new species of Tenuipalpus (Acari: Tenuipalpidae)from southeastern Brazil. Zootaxa. 1138:45-51.
Luis Angel Salas Fonseca (1915-1999): maestro del diagnostico agricola - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ochoa, R. 2006. Luis Angel Salas Fonseca (1915-1999): maestro del diagnostico agricola. Manejo Integrado De Plagas Y Agroecologia. 76:1-4.
Three New Cheyletid Species (Acari: Cheyletidae) from the National Museum of Natural History Entomological Collection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bochkov, A.V., Ochoa, R. 2005. Three new cheyletid species (Acari: Cheyletidae) from the National Museum of Natural History Entomological Collection. Acarina, Russian Journal of Acarology. 12(2):137-144.
Two New Species of Orthapolipus (Acari: Podapolipidae), Parasites of Central American Tettigoniidae (Hexapoda:orthoptera) with a Rediagnosis of the Genus Orthapolipus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Husband, R.W., Oconnor, B.M., Ochoa, R. 2005. Two new species of Orthapolipus (Acari: Podapolipidae), parasites of Central American Tettigoniidae (Hexapoda:Orthoptera) with a rediagnosis of the genus orthapolipus. International Journal of Acarology. 31(4):355-362. (#183420: December 1, 2005)
Outbreaks of Itching Bites in the Midwestern Usa Caused by An Introduced Species of Itch Mite - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Broce, A.B., Zurek, L., Kalisch, J.A., Brown, R., Keith, D.L., Gordon, D., Goedeke, J., Welbourn, C., Moser, J., Ochoa, R., Azziz-Baumgartner, E., Yip, F., Weber, J. 2006. Pyemotes herfsi (Acari: Pyemotidae) a mite new to North America as cause of bite outbreaks. Journal of Medical Entomology. 43(3):610-613.
Some Tarsonemid Mites (Acari: Tarsonemidae) from the Brazilian ¿cerrado¿ Vegetation, with Descriptions of Three New Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lofego, A.C., Moraes, G.J., Ochoa, R. 2005. Some tarsonemid mites (Acari: Tarsonemidae) from the Brazilian "Cerrado" vegetation with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa. 823:1-27. (#171343: January 17, 2005)
Observation on the Biology of the Honey Bee Tracheal Mite Acarapis Woodi (Acari: Tarsonemidae) Using Low-Temperature Scanning Electron Microscopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ochoa, R., Pettis, J.S., Erbe, E.F., Wergin, W.P. 2005. Observation on the biology of the honey bee tracheal mite Acarapis woodi (Acari: Tarsonemidae) using low-temperature scanning electron microscopy. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 35:239-249. (#161535: April 1, 2005)
Nematode and Mite Associates of Bark Beetles on Pine in Louisiana (Usa) and on Elm in Austria - (Abstract Only)
Carta, L.K., Erbe, E.F., Ochoa, R., Klepzig, K., Moser, J.C., Konrad, H., Kirisits, T. 2004. Nematode and mite associates of bark beetles on pine in Louisiana (USA) and on elm in Austria. J. Nematology 36: 310.
Mitochondrial DNA and Rapd Polymorphisms in the Haploid Mite Brevipalpus Phoenicis (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rodrigues, J., Meagher, M., Adams, B.J., Ochoa, R., Childers, C.S. 2004. Mitochondrial DNA and RAPD polymorphisms in the haploid mite Brevipalpus phoenicis.(Acari: Tenuipalpidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology. 34:275-290.
A new bee mite of the genus Pseudacarapis (Acari: Tarsonemidae) from Mexico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ochoa, R., Pettis, J.S., Mireles, O.M. 2003. A new bee mite of the genus Pseudacarapis (Acari: Tarsonemidae) from Mexico. International Journal of Acarology. 29(4):299-305.
Morphological Observations on Brevipalpus Phoenicis (Geijskes) (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) Including Comparisons with B. Californicus (Banks) and B. Obovatus Donnadieu. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Welbourn, W.C., Ochoa, R., Kane, E.C., Erbe, E.F. 2003. Morphological observations on brevipalpus phoenicis (geijskes) (acari: tenuipalpidae) including comparisons with b. californicus (banks) and b. obovatus donnadieu.. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 30: 107-134
Interception of a Live Varroa Mite on Imported Cut Flowers in the United States - (Research Notes)
Pettis, J.S., Ochoa, R., Orr, J. 2003. Interception of a live varroa mite on imported cut flowers in the united states. International Journal of Acarology. 29:291-292
Citrus Leprosis Its Status in Florida and Texas: Past and Present - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Childers, C.C., Rodrigues, J.C., Derrick, K.S., Achor, D.S., French, J.V., Welbourn, W.C., Ochoa, R., Kitajima, E.W. 2003. Citrus leprosis its status in florida and texas: past and present. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 30: 181-202
Mites (Acari) for pest control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gerson, U., Smiley, R.L., Ochoa, R. 2003. Mites (Acari) for pest control. London Publishing House. p. 540.
Systematic revision of the Genus Deleonia (Acari: Tarsonemidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldarazena, A., Ochoa, R., Childers, C.C. 2003. Systematic revision of the Genus Deleonia (Acari: Tarsonemidae). International Journal of Acarology. 28(3):221-240.
Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscopy of Soft Bodied Organisms - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Aug-01)
Versatile and Inexpensive Specimen Holder for High Angle Azimuth Rotation in a Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Jul-01)
Brevipalpus Mites on Citrus and Their Status As Vectors of Citrus Leprosis [brevipalpus Como Vectores DE La Leprosis DE Los Citricos] - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-Jul-01)
The Presence of Aceria Anthocoptes (NAL.)(ACARI: Eriophyidae) on Cirsium Species in the United States. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Internat. J. Acarol. 27(3):179-187. (peer-reviewed journal article)
Revision of the Genus Adactylidium Cross (Acari: Tarsonemida: Acarophenacidae), Mites Associated with Thrips (Thysanoptera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Dec-00)
Advantages and Disadvantages of Ambient Temperature Scanning Electron Microscopy and Low Temperture Scanning Electron Microscopy in Studying Mitemorphology - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Dec-00)
"mite Fire" in El Salvador. - (Popular Publication) - (05-Oct-00)
Examination of Frozen, Hydrated Mites Using Low Temperature Field Mission Scanning Electron Microscopy - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (01-May-00)
Oscillating Bothridial Setae of Mites Observed by Low Temperature Sem. - (Abstract Only) - (28-Apr-00)
Oscillating Trichobothria in the Sem: Biological Capacitors Or Charging Artifacts - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Apr-00)
Use of Low Temperature Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy to Examine Mites - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-Feb-00)
Revision of the Genus Paradactylidium Mahunka (Acari: Acarophenacidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (30-Apr-99)
Revision of the Mite Family Phytoptidae - (Abstract Only) - (26-Feb-99)
Phytoseiidae of Central America (Acari: Mesostigmata) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (29-Sep-98)
Two New Species of the Genus Excelsotarsonemus (Acari: Tarsonemidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (17-Jul-98)
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