Insecta, Linnaeus, 1758

Salmane, I. & Brumelis, G., 2010, Species List And Habitat Preference Of Mesostigmata Mites (Acari, Parasitiformes) In Latvia, Acarologia 50 (3), pp. 373-394: 381

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http://doi.org/ 10.1051/acarologia/20101978

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Marcus

scientific name

Insecta
status

 

Insecta 

A total of 15 (41%) of the 41 species associated with insects were habitat specialists and 7 were generalists ( Table 2, Appendix 1). Alliphis necrophilus   (Eviphidae) was recorded for the first time in Latvia (Salmane, 2009), and and with a low number of specimens. Hence, it’s distribution in Latvia is not yet known. Previously, it was collected from Nicrophorus   beetles ( Coleoptera   : Silphidae   ) in Slovakia and Japan ( MašAEn, 1994a, 1999; Takaku et al. 1994). Several species are known to be associated with beetles. Hypoaspis krameri   is a well known and specific phoretic mite associate of Oryctes   and Lucanidae   beetles in Europe ( Bregetova 1977; Karg 1993). Scamaphis equestris   was recorded on Geotrupidae   beetles in England and Slovakia ( Hyatt, 1956; MašAEn, 1994b), and Scarabaspis inexpectatus   is known from soil and animal excrements in Europe ( Karg, 1993). Macrocheles nataliae   and M. perglaber   have been found in soil, litter, various animal excrements and decaying substrates, and are phoretic on Geotrupidae   beetles ( Bregetova, 1977; MašAEn, 2003). Parasitus copridis   and P. beta   have been recorded from Geotrupidae   beetles, soil and excrements in Europe and Asia ( Hyatt, 1980; Karg, 1993). Holostaspis isotricha   and Hypoaspis cuneifer   in our investigation were found in ant hills, as previously documented in Russia, Ukraine and Europe ( Bregetova, 1977; Karg, 1993; Gwiazdowicz, 2008). Hypoaspis bombicolens   , recorded as being phoretic on Psithyrus sp.   in Latvia ( Insecta  , Apidae   ), was found in the nests of bumblebees in Europe and Russia ( Bregetova, 1977; Karg, 1993). Uropoda ocellata   was described recently from an Histeridae   beetle in Latvia ( KontschAEn and Salmane, 2008). Blattisocius tarsalis   was found in bird nests in Slovakia ( Fend’a and Kaloez, 2009) and in insect culture in the laboratory ( Bregetova, 1977).

Poecilochirus necrophori   , P. subterraneus   , and P. davydovae   are typical symbionts of Nicrophorus spp.   beetles ( Springett, 1968; Schwarz and Koulianos 1998). In Latvia, Stylochirus fimetarius   was observed to be abundant on Carabidae   and some other beetles, as recorded in Europe and Asia Minor ( Bregetova, 1977; Lundquist, 1991; Karg, 1993; Makarova, 1995). Microsejus truncicola   , Microgynium rectangulatum   , and Loboginoides spelaea mites are typical of decaying wood and wood inhabiting beetles ( Bregetova, 1977).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Loc

Insecta

Salmane, I. & Brumelis, G. 2010
2010
Loc

P. davydovae

Hyatt 1980
1980
Loc

Microsejus truncicola

Tragardh 1942
1942
Loc

Microgynium rectangulatum

Tragardh 1942
1942
Loc

Poecilochirus necrophori

Vitzthum 1930
1930
Loc

Carabidae

Latreille 1802
1802