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1. Plural of acarus.
2. Acari The group of species in the arachnid subclass Acari, which includes the ticks and mites.
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(ˈæk ər əs)

n., pl. -a•ri (-əˌraɪ)
a mite, esp. of the genus Acarus.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek ákari mite]
ac′a•roid`, adj.
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Innovative approach for controlling Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans (Acari: Varroidae) using Huwa-San TR50 on honeybees Apis mellifera.
litchii was around 26 [degrees]C, and corresponded to the fecundity pattern of Oligonychus mangiferus (Rahman et Punjab) (Acari: Tetranychidae) (Lin 2013).
Assuming that the cells in the grid of the GIMs, for a particular timestamp (e.g., ts= 00 UT), have a normal distribution within a period of days, a sliding window to the VTEC data over the location of the Acari earthquake was applied.
Su abundancia en comparacion con las demas categorias superiores de la Subclase Acari se asume a que el suelo de los nidos presenta una alta porosidad, asi como grandes cantidades de materia organica (Andren & Lagerlof, 1983; Pertersen & Luxton, 1982) que favorecen la abundancia y diversidad de estos organismos.
Su importancia radica en la especificidad y toxicidad que desarrolla contra insectos de diferente orden: Lepidoptera, Diptera, Coleoptera, Himenoptera, Homoptera, Phthiraptera y Acari (2, 8, 15, 29).
Estudio de los aspectos fundamentales de la biologia de Amblyseius aerialis (Muma) (Acari: Phytoseiidae) en condiciones de laboratario.
The predatory mite Neoseiulus californicus McGregor (Acari: Phytoseiidae) feeds on mites of the family Tetranychidae (McMurtry and Croft, 1997) and can acquire the Cry protein by ingesting T.
chinensis pests, the mite Aceria litchii (Keifer) (Acari: Eriophyidae) stands out (Lall and Rahman 1975; Hameed et al.
Phytophagous mite species found on maize leaves were Catarhinus tricholaenae Keifer (Acari: Diptilomiopidae) and Aceria zeala (Keifer) (Acari: Eriophyidae).