Flat Mites of the World

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Unless otherwise indicated, content in Flat Mites of the World was created and/or authored under a cooperative agreement between University of Maryland (UMD) and the Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST). This content may be freely distributed or copied in the public domain for non-commercial purposes. However, it is requested that in any subsequent use of this work, the authors, UMD, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST, and USDA-ARS-SEL, be given appropriate acknowledgement (see below).

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Suggested Citation

Beard, J.J., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Trice, M.D., Redford, A.J., Walters, T.W. and Mitter, C. (2012) Flat Mites of the World Edition 2. Identification Technology Program, CPHST, PPQ, APHIS, USDA; Fort Collins, CO. [date you accessed site] <http://idtools.org/id/mites/flatmites/>

Image Credits

Unless otherwise specifically noted, photos: J.J. Beard, Flat Mites of the World (UMD, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST, and USDA-ARS-SEL);

LTSEM images: Gary Bauchan, Electron & Confocal Microscopy Unit (E&MCU), USDA-ARS; preparation and mounting by Ronald Ochoa (SEL); colored LTSEM images by Chris Pooley E&CMU, USDA-ARS.


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