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Research Project: Mite Systematics and Arthropod Diagnostics with Emphasis on Invasive Species

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Flat Mites of the World interactive identification key for economically important species in the family Tenuipalpidae

Author
item Beard, J. - University Of Maryland
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron
item Bauchan, G. - Us Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item Trice, M. - Colorado State University
item Redford, A. - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), National Wildlife Center
item Walters, T. - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), National Wildlife Center
item Mitter, C. - University Of Maryland

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/16/2013
Publication Date: 3/16/2013
Citation: Beard, J.J., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Trice, M., Redford, A.J., Walters, T., Mitter, C.E. 2013. Flat Mites of the World interactive identification key for economically important species in the family Tenuipalpidae. Meeting Abstract. (ABSTRACT ONLY).

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Several flat mite species associated with fruit and crop trees, and ornamentals are commonly intercepted at U.S. ports-of-entry. These species complex are also the most complicated and part of the most diverse group in the flat mite family. Three of the most economically important species in the family are consistently confused and misidentified. This presentation address the interactive key, fact sheets, descriptions, and images to aid in the identification of economic important flat mites. This talk will help scientists, quarantine, and extension officers in the Eastern U.S. To be presented at the ESA-Branch Meeting, March 15-18/2013, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.