Notes on the Biology of Coccorhagidia Gressitti Womersley and Strandtmann

  1. J. Linsley Gressitt
  1. Elmer E. Gless

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR010p0321

Entomology of Antarctica

Entomology of Antarctica

How to Cite

Gless, E. E. (1967) Notes on the Biology of Coccorhagidia Gressitti Womersley and Strandtmann, in Entomology of Antarctica (ed J. L. Gressitt), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR010p0321

Author Information

  1. Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1967

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901107

Online ISBN: 9781118668696

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Keywords:

  • Cape Hallett area;
  • Coccorhagidia gressitti;
  • E. E. Gless collection;
  • Egg and larval stages;
  • Stereotydeus sp

Summary

Coccorhagidia gressitti Womersley and Strandtmann, a prostigmatic (trombidiform) mite, is the largest one occurring in north Victoria Land. It is extremely active and very sensitive to changes in humidity and temperature. Tests showed that it is predaceous, feeding on other species of mites. Egg and larval stages were also observed.