Like a glove: do the dimensions of male adanal suckers and tritonymphal female docking papillae correlate in the Proctophyllodidae (Astigmata: Analgoidea)?

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Byers , K.A.; Proctor , H.C.;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Acarologia
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1051/acarologia/20142110
  • Subject: precopulatory guarding | Acari | [ SDV.BA.ZI ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Animal biology/Invertebrate Zoology | correlated morphology | feather mites | cooperative

International audience; Precopulatory guarding of tritonymphal females by adult males is common in feather mites (Acari: Astigmata). Within the Proctophyllodidae (Astigmata: Analgoidea), some genera possess morphological features in both sexes that have been suggested t... View more
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