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Proceedings Papers
Published: 2022-11-30

Large mites on wild mushrooms in Britain

University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU, retired), Bilbao, Spain
School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Section, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, United Kingdom
School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom


Fungivorous mites and other acari associated with mushroom colonies are known since the beginning of acarology. Most of them are tiny and difficult or impossible to see with the naked eye. Most are myceliophagous mites (Behan & Hill, 1978; Renker et al., 2005; Werner et al., 2018). Large mites visible unaided on the stems, caps, or gills of the fleshy fruiting bodies of life wild mushrooms have been widely observed by naturalists but have rarely been documented in the acarological literature.



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