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Published via the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Antarctic examine Series.

The life of bugs, mites, and their relations at the antarctic continent is of significant curiosity to many. those terrestrial arthropods could be stated to be the dominant land animals within the absence of land vertebrates and lots of significant teams of invertebrates. they're very important within the easy nutrients cycles which contain such a lot segments of the land plants and microorganisms, and so they play a component in soil formation. hence an information in their ecology is key to the certainty of assorted biotic balances and approaches. That numerous species dwell within the sector of 85°S range within the face of harsh climatic elements is of significant quandary to the ecologist and the physiologist-therin lie many unanswered questions for destiny study.


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Thompson,G. B. 1938. Mallophaga, Expedition Antarctique Belge. R•sultats du Voyage du S. Y. Belgica en 18971899. , pp. 1-6, pl. 1. Timmermann,G. 1959. Zool. Sabrosky,C. W. '1962. Insects of Macquarie Island. Diptera: Chloropidae,Milichiidae. Pacific Ins. 4 (4): 973. Salmon, J. T. 1949. S. , 1939-1941. Suppl. note. Proc. R. Entomol. Soc. Lond. (B) 18: 161-162, 2 figs. 1962a. New Collembola from 83 deg. South in Antarctica. Trans. Roy. Soc. N. Z. ) 2(18): 147-152, 20 figs. '1962b. A new species and redescriptions of Collemhola from Antarctica.

1962a. Maudheimia petronia n. sp. (Acari: Oribatei), an oribatid mite from Antarctica. Pacific Ins. 4 (4): 865-868, 2 figs. '1962b. A redescriptionof Notaspis antarctica Michael, 1903 (Acari: Oribatei). Pacific Ins. 4(4): 869-880, 9 figs. '1962c. Notes on the genus Pertorgunia Dalenius, 1958 from Antarctica and Macquarie (Acari: Oribatei). Pacific Ins. 4(4): 881-885, 5 figs. 1963a. Phylogeneticrelationshipsand geographicaldistribution of some Oribatei (Acari) from Antarctica. Proc. XVI Int. Congr.

1964a. Arachnida: Acarina: Cryptostigmata (Oribatei): Oppiidae, pp. 138-147, 13 figs. , Insects of Campbell Island. Pacific Ins. Monogr. 7. '1964b. Campbellobates acanthus n. , n. sp. (Acari: Cryptostigmata),pp. 601--606,5 figs. , Insects of Campbell Island. Pacific Ins. Monogr. 7, Appendix. '1964c. he genus Totobates Hammer 1961 (Acarina: Oribatidae). Pacific Ins. 6(4): 741-746, 5 figs. '1965. The Cryptostigmata (Acari) of Antarctica with special reference to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shet- land Islands.

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