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2017-4-20 2.30 pm Lecture: Bee mite, from the mite "perspective"

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Bee mite, from the mite perspective

Speaker: Dr. Ronald Ochoa, Research Entomologist (Acarologist), USDA, ARS,Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Maryland

Time: 2.30 PM, 20th April, 2017

Location: Seminar Room (1st floor), College of Bee Science



Dr. Ochoa has published more than 160 articles, two web-sites, two catalogs, four books and six book chapters. The research included investigations on insects and mites of economic importance. The systematic studies are associated with the mite order Acariformes, sub orders Prostigmata and Astigmata. Most of his research includes systematic and ecological studies on plant feeding mites of the superfamilies Eriophyoidea, Tarsonemoidea, Tetranychoidea, and the family Acaridae. A total of 94 new species and ten new genera of mites in eight different families associated with agricultural crops, ornamental plants, fruits, grasses, forestry, weeds, insects (bees) and stored grain have been described or co-described. His teaching and fieldwork experience has included Acarology, General Entomology, Economic Entomology, Medical Entomology, Aquatic Entomology, Vertebrates and Invertebrates, and Principles of Biology. He has been working on plant feeding mite identifications, cladistics, ecology and plant interactions, as well as curation of the U.S. National Mite Collection at Beltsville, Maryland and the use of new techniques for the study and understanding of mite morphology.

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