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Cover for Methods & techniques.

This chapter discusses different methods and techniques of mite collection from host plants and in or on a substrate, mite sample preservation, sample preparation for microscopic studies and mite rearing.

Author(s)
Zhang ZhiQiang
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995908)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Greenhouses, plants & mites.

This book is about mites of greenhouses and provides a brief introduction to greenhouses, plants grown in greenhouses and mites that attack greenhouse plants or are used in the biological control of pest mites and insects in greenhouses.

Author(s)
Zhang ZhiQiang
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995908)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to Acari.

The Acari, or mites and ticks, comprises a very diverse and species-rich subclass of small arthropods from the class Arachnida of the subphylum Chelicerata. Members of the acarine order Ixodida (Metastigmata) are known as ticks, which are blood-feeding ectoparasites of humans and other vertebrates, ...

Author(s)
Zhang ZhiQiang
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995908)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Spider mites.

Spider mites belong to the family Tetranychidae of the order Prostigmata. They are so named as such because many members of this family produce silk webbing on host plants. Spider mites are without doubt the most important mites attacking plants. Most spider mite species are polyphagous. They occur ...

Author(s)
Zhang ZhiQiang
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995908)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for False spider mites.

The false spider mites, as the Tenuipalpidae are commonly known, also belong to the superfamily Tetranychoidea in the order Prostigmata, as does the spider mite family Tetranychidae. They are not true spider mites because they do not produce silk webbing on plants. They are also known as flat mites ...

Author(s)
Zhang ZhiQiang
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995908)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tarsonemid mites.

Tarsonemid mites belong to the family Tarsonemidae of the order Prostigmata. No common names have been proposed for the family. Many tarsonemid species are fungivores, algivores and herbivores, and others are predators of other mites, parasites of insects and possibly symbionts of insects. Some...

Author(s)
Zhang ZhiQiang
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995908)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Eriophyoid mites.

Eriophyoid mites belong to the superfamily Eriophyoidea of the order Prostigmata. These worm-like or fusiform mites are too small to be seen by the naked eye, but cause many forms of plant abnormalities such as galls, leaf blisters and rusts, which are very obvious and indicative of the presence of ...

Author(s)
Zhang ZhiQiang
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995908)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Acarid mites.

Acarid mites belong to the family Acaridae of the order Astigmata. Most species are fungivorous and commonly occur in stored food products and decaying organic matter. Some species are also facultatively phytophagous. Many other species are associates of various insects, or inhabitants of...

Author(s)
Zhang ZhiQiang
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995908)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Other pest mites.

Major groups of pest mites of significance on greenhouse plants have been dealt with in the last 5 chapters. A minor family, Siteroptidae, has only one species of importance in greenhouses. There are a few other families of phytophagous mites, which occasionally appear in greenhouses or have not...

Author(s)
Zhang ZhiQiang
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995908)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Mites of greenhouses: identification, biology and control.

This book is divided into 4 parts: (1) an introduction to Acari and methods used for collecting mites; (2) the pest mites, including spider, false spider, tarsonemid, eriophyoid, acarid and other mites; (3) the beneficial mites including phytoseiids, laelapids and others; and (4) a glossary and an...

Author(s)
Zhang ZhiQiang
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995908)
Type
Book