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Research Project: Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Survey of Tenuipalpidae in APULIA (Southern Italy) [Video]

item DE GIOSA, MARCELLO - University Of Bari
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron
item Bauchan, Gary
item TROTTI, PASQUALE - University Of Bari
item DE LILLO, E. - University Of Bari

Submitted to: World Wide Web
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/22/2020
Publication Date: 6/2/2020
Citation: De Giosa, M., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Trotti, P., De Lillo, E. 2020. Survey of Tenuipalpidae in APULIA (Southern Italy) [Video]. Available:

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Mites of the family Tenuipalpidae (Trombidiformes: Tetranychoidea) are commonly known as flat mites and are widespread around the world. This mite family includes many pest species. The research is aimed at surveying tenuipalpid mites, including distribution and host associations, in the southern Italy and updating the Italian checklist for this taxon. The sampling was carried out in the Apulian territories (southern Italy), collecting plant materials from various Mediterranean tree species. The mites were slide-mounted in Hoyer’s medium and identified using the Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscopic (LT-SEM), phase contrast and differential interference contrast (DIC) microscopy techniques.