Mesostigmata


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Mesostigmata

[¦me·zō‚stig′mäd·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The mites, a suborder of the Acarina characterized by a single pair of breathing pores (stigmata) that are located laterally in the middle of the idiosoma between the second and third, or third and fourth, legs.
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Microarthropods were extracted over 96 h by using a Tullgren funnel and classified into Collembola, Oribatida, or Mesostigmata (Aoki 1999).
Two of the Mesostigmata were found in the phoretic deutonymphal stage (Poecilochirus carabi, Uroseius sp.
One individual of Euroglyphus magnei (Cooreman) was found on one occasion (house 4), and Oribatida mites (20 individuals) were found in 6 houses, Prostigmata mites (28 individuals) in 7 houses, and Mesostigmata mites (16 individuals) in 6 houses.
Parasitic mites from the suborder Mesostigmata (Gamasida), family Laelapidae, genus Laelaps were also identified.
Acari included Arachnida, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpionida, Oribatei, Mesostigmata, Astigmata and Ixodidae.
Common Mesostigmata included Parasitidae, Hypoaspis and Rhodacarellus silesiacus.
Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America; an annotated checklist with bibliography and index.
This edition indicates there are 6 orders (including the Opilioacaridida, Holothyrida, Ixodida, Mesostigmata, Trombidiformes, Sarcoptiformes) within the subclass Acari.