Acaroidea

Acaroidea

a superfamily of the order Acarina.
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This volume consists of chapters on: the identification and taxonomy of the Glycyphagoidea and Acaroidea, superfamilies of mites which contain species called 'dust mites', including keys to the different species; their physiology and internal anatomy, including how the allergens are formed in the gut of the mite; water balance in the mites, a key factor in their survival in homes; dust mite ecology; the development, life histories and population dynamics of dust mites; methods for studying house dust mite ecology and biology; dust mite allergens; allergy and epidemiology; control of dust mites and allergen avoidance; and, finally, a chapter reflecting on why dust mites are still a problem, with some speculations on how future changes in climate and control methods may affect dust mites.