Phoretic mites associated with spruce bark beetle Ips typographus L. (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) from Bulgaria

  • Authors: Takov, Danail; Pilarska, Daniela; Moser, John
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Acta zool. bulg. 61(3):293-296


A total of 818 specimens of Ips typographus L. were investigated for the presence of phoretic mites. They were collected from 4 localities in Vitosha Mountain, near Sofia. Five phoretic mites were found: Dendrolaelaps quadrisetus, Trichouropoda polytricha, Histiostoma piceae, Uroobovella ipidis and Proctolaelaps jiseri. 11.1 % from all investigated specimens of Ips typographus had phoretic mites, but local percentages varied from 5.2% in, Zlatni Mostove to 51.1 % in Yavorova polyana. This is the first report of phoretic mites associated with I. typographus in Bulgaria.

  • Citation: Takov, Danail; Pilarska, Daniela; Moser, John 2009. Phoretic mites associated with spruce bark beetle Ips typographus L. (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) from Bulgaria. Acta zool. bulg. 61(3):293-296.
  • Keywords: phoretic mites, Ips typographus, Bulgaria
  • Posted Date: January 14, 2010
  • Modified Date: August 26, 2010
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