, Volume 38, Issue 8, pp 923–923

Site attachment of a protelean parasite (Erythraeidae:Leptus sp.)

  • G. T. Baker
Specialia Biologica

DOI: 10.1007/BF01953655

Cite this article as:
Baker, G.T. Experientia (1982) 38: 923. doi:10.1007/BF01953655


Leptus sp. showed no site preference when they attached to an insect host. After the chelicera penetrated the host's cuticle a substance was secreted to cement the mite to its host.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. T. Baker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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