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A Monograph on Indian Tenuipalpidae (Acari: Prostigmata) with their Economic Importance and Keys to Genera and Species

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Series: Memoirs of the Zoological Survey of India Volume: 22/2

By: Surinder Kumpar Gupta (Author), Pubali Mandal (Author)

127 pages, 96 b/w line drawings, tables

Zoological Survey of India

Paperback | May 2015 | #226016 | ISBN-13: 9788181714121
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Language: English

The present compendium attempts to provide a critical review of Indian Tenuipalpid mites consolidating the available information both in basic and applied aspects to provide a base line data of this group and highlight the gaps. A total of 102 species belonging to 15 genera have been dealt with giving for each species synonymies, descriptions, illustrations, host range, distribution, type locality, repository and wherever possible some remarks about their economic importance. In addition, diagonosis of families and genera, general morphological charecters on which the classifications are based, type data, key to the genera and species for all the taxa, etc., have also been provided. Finally, zoogeographical distribution of genera and species, statewise distribution of species, host mite index and a chapter on economic importance of this group have also been included. This is the first comprehensive account of Indian Tenuipalpid mites collating all the available information in this group.


1. Introduction
2. Review of literature
3. General morphological characters of Tenuipalpidae
4. List of species treated in this review
5. Key to the genera of Tenuipalpidae known from India
   Genus I. Aegyptobia Sayed
   Genus II. Brevipalpus Donnadieu
   Genus III. Dolichotetranychus Sayed
   Genus IV. Krugeria Meyer
   Genus V. Larvacarus Baker and Pritchard
   Genus VI. Neoraoiella Mohanasundaram
   Genus VII. Obuloides Baker and Tuttle
   Genus VIII. Pentamerismus McGregor
   Genus IX. Phytoptipalpus Tragardh
   Genus X. Priscapalpus De Leon
   Genus XI. Raoiella Hirst
   Genus XII. Tenuilichus Mohanasundaram
   Genus XIII. Tenuipalpus Donnadieu
   Genus XIV. Terminalichus Anwarullah and Khan
   Genus XV. Ultratenuipalpus Mitrofanov
   Some undetermined spp. of different genera reported from India
6. Economic importance of Indian Tenuipalpid mites
7. Zoogeographical  distribution of Tenuipalpidae
   i. Zoogeographical  distribution of Tenuipalpid genera (Table 1)
   ii. Zoogeographical  distribution of IndianTenuipalpid species (Table 2 & 3)
8. Host-mite list
9. Summary
10. Acknowledgements
11. References

Index of Tenuipalpid genera and species

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