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    Author(s): Andrew Moldenke; Becky Fichter
    Date: 1988
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-217. Portland, OR: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 122 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    A fully illustrated key is presented for identifying genera of oribatid mites known from or suspected of occurring in the Pacific Northwest. The manual includes an introduction detailing sampling methodology; an illustrated glossary of all terminology used; two color plates of all taxa from the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest; a diagrammatic key to the 16 major groups of adult oribatids; illustrations to aid in quick recognition of the 16 adult groups; keys to all adult genera; and a diagrammatic key to the major types of immature oribatid mites with local species illustrated. The text on adults is-broken into 16 sections, each structured around a key to the genera within each major type of oribatid mite; the text associated with the keys describes each species from the Andrews Forest, its microhabitat preference, pattern of abundance, and seasonal phenology. A total of 246 scanning electron micrographs (with pointers indicating characters useful for identification) are provided to help in identifying species.

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    Moldenke, Andrew; Fichter, Becky. 1988. Invertebrates of The H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Western Cascade Mountains, Oregon: IV. The Oribatid Mites (Acari: Cryptostigmata). Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-217. Portland, OR: U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 122 p

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    oribatid mites, soil ecology, key

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