Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Acta Parasitologica

4 Issues per year


IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 1.160
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.185

CiteScore 2016: 1.24

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.532
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.721

Online
ISSN
1896-1851
See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 60, Issue 2 (Jun 2015)

Issues

First record of parasitism of water mite larva (Acari: Hydrachnidia) on the pupa of Trichoptera

Edyta Buczyńska
  • Department of Zoology, Animal Ecology and Wildlife Management, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka 13, 20-033 Lublin, Poland
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Paweł Buczyński
  • Corresponding author
  • Department of Zoology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Akademicka 19, 20-033 Lublin, Poland
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Andrzej Zawal
  • Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Limnology, University of Szczecin, Wąska 13, 71-415 Szczecin, Poland
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Grzegorz Michoński
  • Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Limnology, University of Szczecin, Wąska 13, 71-415 Szczecin, Poland
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Agnieszka Szlauer-Łukaszewska
  • Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Limnology, University of Szczecin, Wąska 13, 71-415 Szczecin, Poland
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
Published Online: 2015-03-25 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0028

Abstract

During the studies on ecology of Trichoptera of anthropogenic water bodies we have unexpectedly discovered the parasitic larvae of water mites of the species Tiphys torris on the pupa of Triaenodes bicolor. This is the first documented case of the parasitism of water mites on the caddisfly pupa as well as the first ever record of the species which is regarded as a dipteran parasite on caddisflies. The situation is very untypical for preimaginal stages of caddisflies are used by phoretic and not parasitic water mite larvae. Parasitism has been confirmed in this case by the formation of stylostomes and enlarged sizes of the bodies of the larvae. This is probably the case of facultative parasitism in which the pupa has served as a substitute of the adult form of a caddisfly.

Keywords: Ectoparasite; mites; caddisflies; stylostom; Tiphys torris; Triaenodes bicolor

References

  • Böttger K. 1976. Types of parasitism by larvae of water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia). Freshwater Biology, 6, 497-500CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • Böttger K., Martin P. 2003. On the morphology and parasitism of Arrenurus globator (O.F. Müller, 1776) (Hydrachnidia, Acari) a water mite with an unusually extensive host spectrum. Acarologia, 43, 49-57Google Scholar

  • Di Sabatino A., Gerecke R., Martin P. 2000. The biology and ecology of lotic water mites (Hydrachnidia). Freshwater Biology, 44, 47-62. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2427.2000.00591.x Fairchild W.L., Lewis D.J. 1987. Parasitic water mite larvae (Hydrachnidia: Hygrobatoidea) associated with caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae, Limnephilidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 119, 809-813CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • Gerecke R. 1994. Süßwassermilben (Hydrachnellae). Ein Bestimmungsschlüssel für die aus der Westpaläarktis bekannten Gattungen der Hydrachnellae mit einer einführenden Übersicht über die im Wasser vorkommenden Milben. Lauterbornia, 18, 1-84Google Scholar

  • Gerecke R. 2000. Water mites as parasited of Trichoptera: invitation for cooperation. Braueria, 27, 4Google Scholar

  • Hickin N.E. 1967. Caddis larvae. Larvae of the British Trichoptera. Hutchinson & Co., London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Bombay, Toronto, Johannesburg, New York, 476 pp.Google Scholar

  • Lepneva S.G. 1990. Fauna of the U.S.S.R. Trichoptera, Volume II No. 1. Larvae and Pupae of Annulipalpia. Program for Scientific Translation, Jerusalem, 560 pp.Google Scholar

  • Martin P. 2009. Wassermilbenlarven als Insektenparasiten - Zum Stand ihrer Bearbeitung in Europa. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Erweiterte Zusammenfassungen der Jahrestagung 2008 (Konstanz). Eigenverlag der DGL, Krefeld, 586-590Google Scholar

  • Martin P., Stur E., Wiedenburg S. 2010. Larval parasitism of springdwelling alpine water mites (Hydrachnidia, Acari): a study with particular reference to chironomid hosts. Aquatic Ecology, 44, 431-448. DOI: 10.1007/s10452-009-9301-4CrossrefWeb of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • Smith I.M., Oliver D.R. 1986. Review of parasitic associations of larval water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) with insect hosts. The Canadian Entomologist, 118, 407-472CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • Stur E., Martin P., Ekrem T. 2005. Non-biting midges as hosts for water mite larvae in spring habitats in Luxembourg. Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology, 41, 225-236. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/limn/2005015Google Scholar

  • Tuzovsky P.V. 2011. Water mites of the genus Tiphys Koch, 1836 (Acariformes: Pionidae) in Russia. Acarina, 19, 113-212Google Scholar

  • Więcek M., Martin P., Gąbka M. 2013. Distribution patterns and environmental correlates of water mites (Hydrachnidia, Acari) in peatland habitats. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 61, 147-160. DOI: 10.1007/s10493-013-9692-8CrossrefWeb of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • Zawal A. 2003. The role of insects in the dispersion of water mites. Acta Biologica Universitatis Daugavpilensis, 3, 9-14Google Scholar

  • Zawal A. 2004. Relationhips between water mite larvae of Arrenurus genus and dragonfly larvae - phoretism or parasitizm? Acta Biologica, 11, 153-162 (in Polish) Zawal A. 2006. Phoresy and parasitism: water mite larvae of the genus Arrenurus (Acari: Hydrachnidia) on Odonata from Lake Binowskie (NW Poland). Biological Letters, 43, 257-276Google Scholar

About the article

Received: 2014-06-07

Revised: 2014-11-07

Accepted: 2014-11-27

Published Online: 2015-03-25

Published in Print: 2015-06-01


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0028.

Export Citation

© 2015 W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS. Copyright Clearance Center

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in