Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Entomology (MS)
Ashley P.G. Dowling
Andrew J. Alverson
Second Committee Member
Curt R. Rom
Third Committee Member
Tim J. Kring
Biological sciences; Debsacarus; Hydrachnidiae; Testudacarinae; Testudacarine; Testudacarus; Torrent mite
Thirteen new species of Testudacarus (Torrenticolidae: Testudacarinae) are described, four species are redescribed, and the status of previously problematic species are addressed. For Testudacarinae this represents the first published: 1) descriptions from multiple specimens (therefore providing ranges); 2) colored photographs; 3) explicit illustrations and discussion of sexual dimorphism within the subfamily; 4) genetic data. A comprehensive literature review is also included.
O'Neill, Joseph Charles, "Systematics of Testudacarine Torrent Mites (Parasitengona: Torrenticolidae)" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 1340.