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.