Effect of the straw itch mite on larvae and adults of the Colorado potato beetle
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Feeding by the ectoparasitic mite, Pyemotes tritici (Lagrezé-Fossot and Montane) on second and fourth instar Colorado potato beetle larvae resulted in irreversible paralysis of the larvae within two to four hours after attack. Death of the larvae occurred 2–7 days later. The survival of adult Colorado potato beetles were not affected by these ectoparasites. When allowed to feed only upon Colorado potato beetle larvae, the mites did not engorge fully and, therefore, probably could not reproduce. © 1989, Springer. All rights reserved.
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American Potato Journal
Drummond, Francis A., and Richard A. Casagrande. "Effect of the straw itch mite on larvae and adults of the Colorado potato beetle." American Potato Journal 66, 3 (1989). doi: 10.1007/BF02853677.