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).