TitleMITE PARASITISM OF MOTHS - EXAMPLES OF PALEOSYMBIOSIS IN DOMINICAN AMBER
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsPoinar, GO, Treat, AE, Southcott, RV
JournalExperientia
Volume47
Pagination210-212
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0014-4754
Abstract

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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DOI10.1007/bf01945430