A qualitative study of eutrombidiidae and erythraeidae, ectoparasites on Orthoptera, in two grassland areas of Attica-Greece

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dc.contributor.author Antonatos, SA en
dc.contributor.author Emmanouel, NG en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-06T06:52:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-06T06:52:57Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en
dc.identifier.issn 01647954 en
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01647954.2013.872186 en
dc.subject Erythraeidae en
dc.subject Eutrombidium robauxi en
dc.subject Orthoptera en
dc.subject period of parasitism en
dc.subject rate of parasitism en
dc.title A qualitative study of eutrombidiidae and erythraeidae, ectoparasites on Orthoptera, in two grassland areas of Attica-Greece en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1080/01647954.2013.872186 en
heal.publicationDate 2014 en
heal.abstract The aim of the present paper was the study of the parasitism of Orthoptera by ectoparasitic mites during the years 2007 and 2008 in two grassland areas in the Attica region of Greece. Individual orthopterans, collected from a lowland and a mountainous grassland area between May and October over two years, were examined for the presence of ectoparasitic mites. Parasitism rate for total orthopterans inspected in the lowland area was 7.3% and 4.6% in 2007 and 2008, respectively, while in the mountainous area, 3.7% and 6.6% for the two respective years. In both years, most parasitized individuals were recorded between June and October and were adults of the family Acrididae. Most of the ectoparasitic mites were Eutrombidium robauxi (Acari: Eutrombidiidae) in the lowland area and species of Abrolophus, Leptus and Charletonia (Acari: Erythraeidae) in the mountainous area. The intensity of infestation was higher in the lowland area compared to the mountainous in 2007, while no differences were observed between the two areas in 2008. Eutrombidium robauxi was always attached to the veins of the hind wings while Erythraeidae were also found to be attached to other parts of the hosts bodies. © 2014 Taylor and Francis. en
heal.journalName International Journal of Acarology en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.volume 40 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/01647954.2013.872186 en
dc.identifier.spage 23 en
dc.identifier.epage 30 en

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