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Type: Article
Published: 2010-06-30
Page range: 165–174
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Dolichocyboidea, Pygmephoroidea, Scutacaroidea and Trochometridioidea of China: a review of progress, with a checklist

School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, China 7 Wolcott Street, Malden, MA 02148, USA
Massechusetts Department of Public Health, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, USA
Dolichocybidae Microdispidae Pygmephoridae Siteroptidae Scutacaridae Trochometridiidae Luciaphorus auriculariae mushrooms biology control


This paper presents a historical review of taxonomic research on the superfamilies Dolichocyboidea, Pygmephoroidea, Scutacaroidea and Trochometridioidea in China, with a discussion of the valid status of Luciaphorus auriculariae, and a checklist of 49 species belonging to 6 families and 17 genera, including 16 species of new records for China. The second part of this paper briefly reviews the studies on the biology and control of the pygmephoroid and scutacaroid mites in China, which include Brennandania lambi, Luciaphorus auriculariae, Pseudopygmephorus quadratus, Siteroptes avenae, S. flechtmanni, S. huangshuiensis, S. qinghaiensis, S. reniformis, S. triticola and S. xizangensis.