Flat Mites of the World

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Flat Mites of the World was developed and published by the USDA Center for Plant Health Science and Technology (CPHST) as part of a cooperative agreement with University of Maryland (UMD) and the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Systematic Entomology Laboratory (USDA-ARS-SEL).

The authors would like to thank UMD, USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST, USDA-ARS-SEL for funding the development of Flat Mites of the World. In addition, Beard was partly funded by the Australian Biological Resources Study of the Australian Government. This work would not have been possible without the help of numerous patient people. We truly appreciate the efforts of you all, and apologize in advance if we have overlooked anyone.

Chris Pooley, Charlie Murphy and Eric Erbe – Electron and Confocal Microscopy Unit, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland; Eric McDonald, Evan Braswell and the USDA Citrus Team – USDA-APHIS-PPQ, Humble, Texas; Greg Evans – USDA-APHIS-NIS, Beltsville, Maryland; David Furth - Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC; Owen Seeman and the Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia; Fred Beaulieu – Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids & Nematodes, Ottawa, Canada; David Walter – Alberta Museum, Alberta, Canada; Nit Malikul, Debra Creel, Geoff White, David Adamski and Johnathan Haas – USDA-ARS-SEL, Beltsville, Maryland; Eddie Ueckermann – ARC-PPRI, South Africa; Farid Faraji, Tom Buys, Saskia van de Klundert, Karen van Dorp, and the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam – The Netherlands; Peter Kerr – California State Collection of Arthropods, California Department of Food and Agriculture; Bill Crowe and Jurgen Otto – Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Cal Welbourn – Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services; Ethan Kane, Peter Touhey, Yvette Perez, Russell Duncan, Amy Roda, Devaiah Muruvanda, Wayne Wehling, Ashima Sengupta and Colin Stewart – USDA-APHIS; Carl Childers, Jorge Pena, Daniel Carrillo and Ronald H. Brlansky – University of Florida; William B. McLaughlin and James Willmot - US Botanic Garden, Washington DC; Jose Carlos Rodrigues – University of Puerto Rico; Ashley P.G. Dowling – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Brian C. Bushe and Michael Melzer – University of Hawaii; Francisco Ferragut – Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain; Bruce Halliday – Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra, Australia; Anne S. Baker and Janet Beccaloni – The Natural History Museum, England; Leonila C. Raros – University of The Philippines; Bharath Mallik and Chinnemade Gowda Channegowda – University of Agricultural Sciences, India; Alba Briano and the Entomology team – SENASA, Argentina; Reinaldo Feres, Carlos Flechtmann, Elliot Kitajima, Antonio Lofego, Gilberto DeMoraes, Andre Matioli, Jeferson Mineiro, Peterson Demite, Denise Navia, Marcos Rezende and Mario Sato – Sao Paulo, Brazil; Roberto Gonzalez and Roberto Trincado – Santiago, Chile; Xu Yun and Qing-Hai Fan – Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China; Nora Mesa – Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Guillermo Leon Martinez – CORPOICA, Colombia; Magally Quiros – University of Zulia, Venezuela; J. Haddadin – NCARE, Jordan; George Papadoulis – Agricultural University of Athens, Greece; Mohamed Negm – King Saud University, Saudi Arabia; Hugo Aguilar, Pamela Murillo and William Villalobos-Muller – Escuela de Agronomia, University of Costa Rica.

Jenny Beard would like to offer personal thanks to Ronald Ochoa, Chris Burwell, Claudina Rodriguez, Antonia Burwell-Rodgriuez for looking after me when I needed it most; to Gary and Melissa Miller for giving me a family away from home; and to Proteus Bicycles (College Park) and Veto Ultimate for keeping me sane.