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- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Acaridae — many species of small mites.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus including many species of small mites.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Acaridæ, or true mites. [lowercase] A tick or mite, without regard to its genus. [In this sense it may have a plural form, acari (ak′ a-rī).]
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- n. any of several mites of the order Acarina
BUCHI, R. (1991) Effects of the two IGRs methoprene and fenoxycarb on Liposcelis bostrychophilus and Acarus silo.pp. 491 -496.
_Acarus Crossii_ are not a new species, or if new, that neither Mr. CROSSE nor Mr. WEEKES, who repeated Mr. CROSSE'S experiment, produced them, but only aided by the voltaic battery the development of the insects from their eggs.
Other writers say ` ` Acarus eruditus '' or ` ` Anobium pertinax '' are the correct scientific names.
I have had the good fortune to observe the different stages of a bird mite, intermediate in its form between the Acarus and Sarcoptes, or Itch mite.
We have seen a mite (Nothrus ovivorus, Fig. 143) busily engaged in destroying the eggs of a moth like that of the Canker worm, and Dr. Shimer has observed the Acarus? malus sucking the eggs of the
Closely allied to the preceding, is the Cheese mite (Acarus siro Linn.), which often abounds in newly made cheese.
Many people have been startled by statements in newspapers and more authoritative sources, as to the immense numbers of mites (Acarus sacchari, Fig. 148) found in unrefined or raw sugar.
We now come to the genus Acarus (Tyroglyphus), of which the cheese and sugar mites are examples.
Acarus farinæ DeGeer, as its name indicates, is found in flour.
Other writers say "Acarus eruditus" or "Anobium pertinax" are the correct scientific names.