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Research Project: Systematics of Beetles, Flies, Moths and Wasps with an Emphasis on Agricultural Pests, Invasive Species, Biological Control Agents, and Food Security

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Professor Emeritus James W. Amrine Jr.: advancing the study of Varroa destructor and eriophyoid mites for over 30 years

Author
item SARRATT, JACQUELINE - San Francisco State University
item ZHAO, SHIFU - University Of West Virginia
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron

Submitted to: Systematic and Applied Acarology
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/5/2022
Publication Date: 6/8/2022
Citation: Sarratt, J.V., Zhao, S., Ochoa, R. 2022. Professor Emeritus James W. Amrine Jr.: advancing the study of Varroa destructor and eriophyoid mites for over 30 years. Systematic and Applied Acarology. 28(6):1207-1218. https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.27.6.17.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.27.6.17

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: As the world’s foremost taxonomist of eriophyoid mites (Eriophyoidea, Endeostigmata, Acariformes) (Klimov et al. 2022), Dr. James (Jim) Wesley Amrine Jr.’s name is nearly synonymous with the group. His experiments with Phyllocoptes fructiphilus (Eriophyidae) as well as Varroa destructor (Varroidae, Mesostigmata, Parasitiformes) (Zhang et al. 2011) demonstrate Jim’s commitment to developing practical applications of Acari research. In recognition of these and other acarological impacts, we nominate Dr. Amrine for the James A. McMurtry Award. Here we review highlights of his remarkable career, and celebrate his scientific as well as personal contributions.