This glossary on mites is sorted in alphabetical order. It will be enriched progressively. A link can be proposed to an illustration of the described word. Your propositions to correct or enrich this lexic are welcome !
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Deutonymph : usually, a maximum of three nymphal stages are present in mites and they are referred to in sequence as the protonymph, deutonymph (second nymphal stage), and tritonymph.
Scutum : a shield-shaped dorsal sclerite or plate of certain insects and arachnids.
Scutella : a very small shield, also called platelet.
Syncoxa : in most ticks the coxae (the first segment of the legs) have a normal appearance of a uniform dark colour and smooth texture; in some Ixodes species the coxae are known as syncoxae because the posterior part of these coxae has a lighter colour and striated texture.
Tectum : in Mesostigmata the front dorsal edge of the basis capitulum is referred to as the tectum, gnathotectum, or epistome.
Triphasic : having three different stages of development. A triphasic tick is successively a larva, a nymph then an adult.
Vertex : anterior extension of the idiosoma that covers the capitulum in many uropodid mites.
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