Eur. J. Entomol. 108 (3): 489-491, 2011 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2011.063

The diversity of phoretic Mesostigmata on Ips typographus (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) caught in the Karkonosze forest

1 Poznań University of Life Sciences, Department of Forest Protection, Wojska Polskiego 71c, 60-625 Poznań, Poland, e-mail:,
2 Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of General Zoology, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland, e-mail:

This study determined the scale of the phoresy of mesostigmatid mite by Ips typographus. Thirty pheromone traps in the Karkonosze National Park (Poland) caught 10,575 bark beetles on which there were 2,388 mesostigmatid mites belonging to eight species. The most numerous mites were Dendrolaelaps quadrisetus (1076 ind.) and Trichouropoda polytricha (1067 ind.).

Keywords: Scolytinae, Ips typographus, mites, Mesostigmata, Dendrolaelaps quadrisetus, Trichouropoda polytricha, phoresis, Karkonosze National Park

Received: September 23, 2010; Accepted: February 9, 2011; Revised: February 9, 2011; Published: July 1, 2011Show citation

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GWIAZDOWICZ, D.J., KAMCZYC, J., & BLOSZYK, J. (2011). The diversity of phoretic Mesostigmata on Ips typographus (Coleoptera: Scolytinae) caught in the Karkonosze forest. Eur. J. Entomol.108(3), 489-491. doi: 10.14411/eje.2011.063.
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