First record of a phoretic mite (Histiostomatidae) on a cave dwelling cricket (Phalangopsidae) from Brazil

Rodrigo Antônio Castro Souza, Leopoldo Ferreira de Oliveira Bernardi, Rodrigo Lopes Ferreira

Abstract


The first record of a phoretic mite of the genus Histiostoma (Sarcoptiformes: Histiostomatidae) associated with an individual of Endecous (Endecous) alejomesai (Orthoptera: Phalangopsidae) is reported from a Brazilian cave. Although deutonymphs of histiostomatid mites are common phoretic on invertebrates, this is the first report of their phoretic association with a cave dwelling cricket.

Keywords: Histiostoma, Endecous, simbiosis, hypogean habitat.


Full Text: PDF



ISSN: 2236-3777 - Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

São Leopoldo, RS. Av. Unisinos, 950. Bairro Cristo Rei, CEP: 93.022 -000. Atendimento Unisinos +55 (51) 3591 1122
Designed by Jully Rodrigues


SCImago Journal & Country Rank