Water mite


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Wa´ter mite`


1.(Zool.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to Hydrachna and allied genera of the family Hydrachnidæ, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in color, and while young are parasites of fresh-water insects and mussels. Called also water tick, and water spider.
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Although Arrenurus is one of the most common water mite genera occurring in most geographical regions, it lacks the cosmopolitan species and each region supports its own set of species (Zawal, 2008).
Competitive exclusion, harem behaviour and host specificity of the water mite Unionicola ypsilophora (Hydrachnellae, Acari) inhabiting Anodonta cygnea (Unionidae).
A new species of water mite has been named after singer Jennifer Lopez.
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However, some food items such as water mite, Aspatharia and dragonfly that were not observed by these authors were recorded in Jebba lake.
Little is known about the frequency of water mite ectoparasitism (Acari: Hydrachnida) within and among damselfly species of Central Florida.
Reduced survivorship in Dasyhelea mutabilis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) parasitized by the water mite Tyrrellia circularis (Acariformes: Limnesiidae).
The objective of this study was to determine the resistance level of Hydrodroma despiciens which is a common water mite species against various heavy metals and manifest their ecological impact levels.
The present study aimed at evaluating the horizontal distribution of microcrustaceans (cladocerans and copepods) and invertebrate predators, the dipteran Chaoborus brasiliensis and the water mite Krendowskia sp., over a year, focusing on the occurrence of DHM as an alternative to DVM for decreasing predation risk.
Adult females, larvae, and eggs of the water mite Unionicola foili were removed from their host mussel Utterbackia imbecillis, and their tolerance to varying pH (4.1, 5.2, 7.0, and 7.8) and temperature (25 [degrees], 33 [degrees], and 38 [degrees] C) was examined.
Occurrence of protandry and a female-biased sex-ratio in a sponge-associated water mite (Acari: Unionicolidae).