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    Tarsonemus ips and Tarsonemus krantzi attach to different parts of adult Dendroctonus frontalis. T. ips rides only under the thorax, T. krantzi mostly under the elytra. Over 85% of both tarsonemids carried ascospores of Ceratocystis minor; most individuals carried over 15 spores.

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    Moser, John C.; Bridges, J. Robert. 1986. Tarsonemus (Acarina: Tarsonemidae) Mites Phoretic on the Southern Pine Beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae): Attachment Sites and Numbers of Bluestain (Ascomycetes: Ophiostomataceae) Ascospores Carried. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 88(2): 297-299

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