Dispersal strategies in eriophyoid mites differing in their host specificity
PI: Agnieszka Kiedrowicz
Co-investigators: Anna Skoracka (supervisor)
Description: The aim of the project is (i) to describe the dispersal strategies of eriophyoid mites differing in their host specificity, and (ii) to assess the effectiveness of their dispersal by different dispersal agents, such as wind or vectors. Our research focuses on eriophyoid mites belonging to cryptic species complexes, viz. Aceria tosichella (wheat curl mite, WCM) and Abacarus hystrix (cereal rust mite, CRM).