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Research Project: Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Varroa destructor (Varroidae) feed on honey bee fat body tissue not hemolymph - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ramsey, S., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Gulbronson, C., Mowery, J., Cohen, A., Lim, D., Joklik, J., Cierco, J., Ellis, J., Hathorne, D.J., Vanengelsdorp, D. 2019. Varroa destructor (Varroidae) feed on honey bee fat body tissue not hemolymph. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116(5):1792-1801.

Revision of Bryobiella Tuttle & Baker (Acari, Tetranychidae), with ontogenetic development and redescription of B. desertorum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yi, T., Ochoa, R. 2019. Revision of Bryobiella Tuttle & Baker (Acari, Tetranychidae), with ontogenetic development and redescription of B. desertorum. Zootaxa. 4540(1):93-131.

A new species of Terminalichus (Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) from Thailand, with a key to the known species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castro, E.B., Ochoa, R., Feres, R. 2018. A new species of Terminalichus (Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) from Thailand, with a key to the known species. Systematic and Applied Acarology. 22(9):1431-1443.

Raoiella (Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) of the world - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Beard, J.J., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Dowling, A.G. 2018. Raoiella (Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) of the world. Zootaxa. 4501(1):1-302.

New Ceratotarsonemus species from the Amazon forest in Brazil (Prostigmata; Tarsonemidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rezende, J.M., Lofego, A., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R. 2018. New Ceratotarsonemus species from the Amazon forest in Brazil (Prostigmata; Tarsonemidae). Zootaxa. 4483(2):271-294.

Taxonomic revision of the citrus leprosis mite and its distribution in Brazil / Revisão taxonômica do ácaro da leprose dos citros e sua distribuição no Brasil - (Research Notes)
Mineiro, J.L., Sato, M.E., Ochoa, R., Beard, J.J., Bauchan, G.R. 2018. Revisão taxonômica do ácaro da leprose dos citros e sua distribuição no Brasil. Citrus Industry. 39(E1036):1-11.

Blankaartia sinnamaryi (Floch & Fauran, 1956) (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) parasitizing birds in southeastern Brazil, with notes on Rickettsia detection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bassini-Silva, R., Jacinavicius, F.C., Maturano, R., Munoz-Leal, S., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Labruna, M., Barros-Battesti, D.M. 2018. Blankaartia sinnamaryi (Floch & Fauran, 1956) (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) parasitizing birds in southeastern Brazil, with notes on Rickettsia detection. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria. 27:354-362.

A new species of Fungitarsonemus (Acari: Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) from Australia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rezende, J.M., Otto, J.C., Lofego, A., Ochoa, R. 2018. A new species of Fungitarsonemus (Acari: Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) from Australia. Acarologia. 23(7):1239-1253.

A rudimentary sheath for the smallest of ‘biting’ chelicerae; A precursor to the stylet sheath of Eriophyoidea (Acariformes) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bolton, S.J., Bauchan, G.R., Chetverikov, P.E., Ochoa, R., Klompen, H. 2018. A rudimentary sheath for the smallest of ‘biting’ chelicerae; A precursor to the stylet sheath of Eriophyoidea (Acariformes). International Journal of Acarology. 44(8):374-381.

Daidalotarsonemus and Excelsotarsonemus (Acari: Tarsonemidae) in “cabruca” agroecosystems from Brazil, with description of a new species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sousa, A.G., Rezende, J.M., Lofego, A., Ochoa, R., Oliveira, A.R. 2018. Daidalotarsonemus and Excelsotarsonemus (Acari: Tarsonemidae) in “cabruca” agroecosystems from Brazil, with description of a new species. International Journal of Acarology. 44(2-3):68-79.

Redescription of Tenuipalpus palosapis Corpuz-Raros (Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) from the Philippines, with comparison to related species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castro, E.B., Beard, J.J., Ochoa, R., Feres, R. 2018. Redescription of Tenuipalpus palosapis Corpuz-Raros (Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) from the Philippines, with comparison to related species. International Journal of Acarology. 44(1-2):80-89.

A new species of cave dwelling Neocarus (Acari: Opilioacaridae) from Bahia State, Brazil, with remarks on taxonomic characters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Araujo, M.S., Bichuette, M.E., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R., Feres, R.F. 2018. A new species of cave dwelling Neocarus (Acari: Opilioacaridae) from Bahia State, Brazil, with remarks on taxonomic characters. Zootaxa. 4402:303-322.

New findings on tarsonemid mites (Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) under the LT-SEM (Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscopy) – The case of genera Daidalotarsonemus and Excelsotarsonemus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

The external morphology of the mouthparts, and observations on feeding and behavior of Tuckerella japonica on Camellia sinensis in the continental United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Childers, C.C., De Lillo, E., Bauchan, G.R., Rogers, M.E., Ochoa, R., Robinson, C. 2018. The external morphology of the mouthparts, and observations on feeding and behavior of Tuckerella japonica on Camellia sinensis in the continental United States. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 74(1):55-71.

A new species of Proctophyllodes Robin, 1877 from the Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea (Gmelin) (Passeriformes: Cardinalidae) from North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hermandes, F.A., O'Connor, B.M., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R. 2017. A new species of Proctophyllodes Robin, 1877 from the Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea (Gmelin) (Passeriformes: Cardinalidae) from North America. International Journal of Acarology. 51:2407-2416.

Quadraseta brasiliensis Goff & Gettinger, 1 1989 (Acari: Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae): neotype designation, redescription of larva and description of deutonymph - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jacinavicius, F.C., Bassini-Silva, R., Munoz-Leal, S., Hingst-Zaher, E., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Barros-Battesti, D.M. 2018. Quadraseta brasiliensis Goff & Gettinger, 1 1989 (Acari: Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae): neotype designation, redescription of larva and description of deutonymph. Acarology International Congress Proceedings. 58(2):442-456.

Comprehensive phylogeny of acariform mites (Acariformes) provides insights on the origin of the four-legged mites (Eriophyoidea) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klimov, P., Oconnor, B.M., Chetverikov, P.E., Bolton, S.J., Amir, R., Abdolazim, L., Andrey, V., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R. 2018. Comprehensive phylogeny of acariform mites (Acariformes) provides insights on the origin of the four-legged mites (Eriophyoidea). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 119:105-117.

Notes on the occurrence of Oligonychus milleri (McGregor) and Oligonychus ununguis (Jacobi) (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castro, E.B., Zanardi, O.C., Garlet, J., Ochoa, R., Feres, R. 2018. Notes on the occurrence of Oligonychus milleri (McGregor) and Oligonychus ununguis (Jacobi) (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Brazil. Neotropical Entomology. 47:429-432.

Redescription of Suctarsonemus litteratus (Mahunka, 1973) (Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rezende, J.M., Ochoa, R., Lofego, A. 2017. Redescription of Suctarsonemus litteratus (Mahunka, 1973) (Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae). International Journal of Acarology. 43(8):582-593.

New and little known feather mites (Acari) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hermandes, F.A., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R. 2017. New and little known feather mites (Acari). Parasitology Research. 43(7):499-517.

Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes) sensu lato (Acari:Tenuipalpidae) no Brasil - (Government Publication)
Mineiro, J.L., Sato, M.E., Raga, A., Novelli, V.M., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R. 2017. Brevipalpus phoenicis (Geijskes) sensu lato (Acari:Tenuipalpidae) no Brasil. Boletim técnico do Instituto Biológico, São Paulo. 31:1-21.

Bee Mite ID - an online resource on identification of mites associated with bees of the World - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Klimov, P., O'Conner, B.M., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Scher, J. 2017. Bee Mite ID - an online resource on identification of mites associated with bees of the World. Journal of the Acarological Society of Japan. 26(1):25-26.

Supplementary description of Novophytoptus stipae Keifer 1962 (Acariformes, Eriophyoidea) with LT-SEM observation on mites from putativley conspecific populations: cryptic speciation or polyphagy of novophytoptines - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chetverikov, P.E., Amrine, J., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R., Sujhareva, S.I., Vishnyakov, A.E. 2017. Supplementary description of Novophytoptus stipae Keifer 1962 (Acariformes, Eriophyoidea) with LT-SEM observation on mites from putatively conspecific populations: cryptic speciation or polyphagy. Systematic and Applied Acarology. 22(2):253-270.

Host-associated differentiation in a pecan and water hickory Aphidomorpha community - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Medina, R.F., Dickey, A.M., Harrison, K., Miller, G.L. 2017. Host-associated differentiation in a pecan and water hickory Aphidomorpha community. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 162:366-378.

Redescription of Tenuipalpus heveae Baker (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and description of a new species collected on rubber tree from Amazonia, Brazil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castro, E.B., Ramos, F.M., Feres, R.F., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R. 2017. Redescription of Tenuipalpus heveae Baker (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) and description of a new species collected on rubber tree from Amazonia, Brazil. Acarologia. 57(2):421-458.

Bee Mite ID: Bee-associated mite genera of the world - (Government Publication)
Kilmov, P., Oconnor, B.M., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Redford, A., Scher, J. 2016. Bee Mite ID: Bee-associated mite genera of the world. USDA APHIS Identification Technology Program (ITP). 1(2016):350.

Catalogue of snout mites (Acariformes: Bdellidae) of the world - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hernandes, F.A., Skvarla, M.J., Fisher, J.R., Dowling, A.G., Ochoa, R., Ueckermann, E.A., Bauchan, G.R. 2016. Catalogue of snout mites (Acariformes: Bdellidae) of the world. Zootaxa. 4152:1-83.

Description of two species of Tenuipalpus (Acari: Trombidiformes) from succulent plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Welbourn, W.C., Beard, J.J., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R. 2016. Description of two species of Tenuipalpus (Acari: Trombidiformes) from succulent plants. International Journal of Acarology. 4088(3):355-378.

A new asymmetrical feather mite of the genus MIchaelia Trouessart, 1884 (Astigmata: Freyanidae) from the neotropical cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus (Pelecaniformes) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hernanes, F.A., Mironov, S.V., Bauchan, G.R., Ochoa, R. 2016. A new asymmetrical feather mite of the genus MIchaelia Trouessart, 1884 (Astigmata: Freyanidae) from the neotropical cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus (Pelecaniformes). Acarologia. 56(1):45-61.

Tenuipalpus sensu stricto (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) from Brazil, with ontogeny and a key to the known species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castro, E.B., Feres, R.F., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R. 2016. Tenuipalpus sensu stricto (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) from Brazil, with ontogeny and a key to the known species. Zootaxa. 4088(3):355-378.

Definition of Tenuipalpus sensu stricto (Acari, Tenuipalpidae), with redescription of Tenuipalpus caudatus (Dugès) and description of a new species from Costa Rica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Castro, E.B., Kane, E.C., Feres, R.F., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R. 2016. Definition of Tenuipalpus sensu stricto (Acari, Tenuipalpidae), with redescription of Tenuipalpus caudatus (Dugès) and description of a new species from Costa Rica. International Journal of Acarology. 42:106-126.

Ten new species of Daidalotarsonemus (Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) from Costa Rica - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rezende, J.M., Ochoa, R., Lofego, A.C. 2015. Ten new species of Daidalotarsonemus (Prostigmata: Tarsonemidae) from Costa Rica. International Journal of Acarology. 41(6):446-493.