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Phoretic Carrying Capacity of Flying Southern Pine Beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)Author(s): John C. Moser
Source: The Canadian Entomologist 108: 807-808
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionMites do not have wings, but in their course of evolution many species have developed an association with insects, using them as a vehicle of distribution. Occasionally they cover the host so completely that the insect cannot fly. The literature is replete with these observations. Except for a single speculation (Fronk 1947), there are no reports as to how many mites Derzdroctonus frontalis Zimmerman can support and still fly to its intended destination.
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CitationMoser, John C. 1976. Phoretic Carrying Capacity of Flying Southern Pine Beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). The Canadian Entomologist 108: 807-808
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