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|Title||MITE PARASITISM OF MOTHS - EXAMPLES OF PALEOSYMBIOSIS IN DOMINICAN AMBER|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1991|
|Authors||Poinar, GO, Treat, AE, Southcott, RV|
|Type of Article||Journal Article|
Two adult moths (families Gracillariidae and Tineidae) in Dominican amber each contained a pair of larval parasitic mites attached to their bodies. The larval mites were identified as belonging to the family Erythraeidae and represent the first fossil evidence of moths parasitized by mites. Phylogenic and evolutionary implications of this find are discussed in light of similar extant associations.
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