What Good Are Mites?
Imagine animals so small, that even if you could see them, you would assume they must be insignificant to your life. Then imagine you could see them up close, watch what they do, and learn that, rather than being insignificant, these tiny mites were part of the very fabric of Nature. Moreover, imagine when magnified into visibility, mites were bizarrely beautiful, did incredibly interesting things, and were critical components of ecosystem function, agricultural production and human health. Sound farfetched? Well, once we too thought so, but now we know better. The purpose of this book is to share with you what we have learned about the unexpectedly fascinating world of mites.
KeywordsMite Species Horseshoe Crab Leaf Pack Important Biological Control Agent Male Palp
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