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Published: 2018-12-28
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Ontogenetic changes in the morphology of Eharius chergui (Acari: Phytoseiidae)

College of Agronomy, Shanxi Agriculture University, Taigu, Shanxi, China
Plant Health & Environment Laboratory, Ministry for Primary Industries, Auckland, New Zealand
Landcare Research, Private Bag 92170, Auckland, New Zealand School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Acari Mesostigmata immature stages life cycle new record


The morphological ontogeny of Eharius chergui (Athias-Henriot, 1960) is described in this paper based on laboratory-reared specimens originating from Marrubium vulgare L. (Lamiaceae) collected in North Island, New Zealand. Malformation was observed in the development of some idiosomal setae in some specimens and was suggested to be related to the host plant M. vulgare.



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