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    The poretomorph, representing a new type of phoresy for the Acarina, is a female specialized for riding insects. Certain pyemotid species possess both phoretomorphic and non-phoretomorphic females, but others are monomorphic and ahve one or the other.

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    Moser, John C.; Cross, E.A. 1975. Phoretomorph: a new phoretic phase unique to the pyemotidae (Acarina: Tarsonemoidea). In: Annals of the Entomological Society of America Vol. 68(5): 820-822

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