May 192015
 

Hello friends,

This is a pest of different species of Mason bee (Osmia) in Europe. I am sure there are other species of Chaetodactylidae in Europe, but for the time being I found only this one.

I made a photo in light microscopy of the whole acari, a detail of the dorsal cuticule, and a detail of the attachement zone.

I would be very interested in other exemples of Chaetodactylidae to compare the morphology, Chaetotaxy and fine details of cuticle. If you get some, let me know !

 

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