Acaridid Mite Species Communities in Agricultural and Industrial Objects of Storing and Concentration of Nutritive Substrates in Zhytomyr Polissia

  • Ya. R. Oksentiuk Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
  • A. M. Liashevych Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
  • I. S. Lupaina Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University, Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Keywords: acaridid mites, agricultural and industrial places, Zhytomyr Polissia


This work presents the results of long-term complex study of acaridid mites’ fauna and ecology in different biotopes (agricultural and industrial objects) in Zhytomyr Polissia. There were 30 species identified, which belong to five families: Suidasidae, Acaridae, Glycyphagidae, Chortoglyphidae, Aeroglyphidae. The results showed that acarocomplex of industrial objects, like mills, granaries and warehouses, includes the 11 Acaridae species, and that of compound fodder factories — three species. Acarofauna of agricultural objects was shown to consist of 30 species: 21 in barns with animal feed (grains, compound feeds, hay and straw), 12 in outbuildings with livestock and poultry, 9 in beehives, 13 in vegetable storages. The qualitative differences of mentioned acarocomplexes were established, and the factors to possibly influence their dynamics were discussed.


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How to Cite
Oksentiuk, Y. R., Liashevych, A. M., & Lupaina, I. S. (2022). Acaridid Mite Species Communities in Agricultural and Industrial Objects of Storing and Concentration of Nutritive Substrates in Zhytomyr Polissia. Zoodiversity, 56(4).