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1 June 2016 Body Size Variability in Different Forms of Heteromorphic Males in Populations of the House Dust Mite Dermatophagoides farinae Hughes 1961 (Acari: Astigmata: Pyroglyphidae)
Krzysztof Solarz, Piotr Skubała, Georges Wauthy, Piotr Szilman
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Multivariate statistical analyses of six quantitative characteristics revealed conspicuous variation within heteromorphic males of Dermatophagoides farinae (Acari, Pyroglyphidae) collected from house dust samples and from laboratory populations. Cluster analysis, principal coordinate analysis, analysis of variance and discriminant analysis revealed the presence of three heteromorphic forms and proved the taxonomic usefulness of quantitative characteristics such as length and width of idiosoma, length of gnathosoma, width of femur I and length of sternum.

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Krzysztof Solarz, Piotr Skubała, Georges Wauthy, and Piotr Szilman "Body Size Variability in Different Forms of Heteromorphic Males in Populations of the House Dust Mite Dermatophagoides farinae Hughes 1961 (Acari: Astigmata: Pyroglyphidae)," Annales Zoologici 66(2), 329-336, (1 June 2016). https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2016.66.2.009
Received: 12 February 2016; Accepted: 1 March 2016; Published: 1 June 2016
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allergenic mite
body size variability
house-dust mite
Pyroglyphidae
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