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First records of the pitcher plant mite Sarraceniopus gibsoni (Nesbitt, 1954) (Astigmata: Histiostomatidae) in Europe

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posted on 03.12.2021, 14:23 authored by Ellen GoddardEllen Goddard, Robert Naczi, Kevin Walker, Jonathan MillettJonathan Millett, Paul WoodPaul Wood
The carnivorous pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea has been introduced across Europe from North America. Thus far, whether the inquiline species intimately associated with S. purpurea have also been introduced had not been studied. Sarraceniopus gibsoni is the obligate mite species found in S. purpurea and is ubiquitous within the pitchers in North America. Three sites in Britain and Ireland were sampled. Two of the three sites were confirmed to support S. gibsoni populations, one site in Ireland and one in England. The presence of S. gibsoni suggests that living plants of S. purpurea had been introduced to the sites hosting mite populations.

Funding

Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA)

Natural Environment Research Council

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Botanical society of Britain and Ireland (grant number 2019.20.03)

History

School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

BioInvasions Records

Volume

11

Issue

1

Pages

62 - 69

Publisher

Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC)

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC) under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

23/08/2021

Publication date

2021-11-22

ISSN

2242-1300

eISSN

2242-1300

Language

en

Depositor

Ellen Goddard. Deposit date: 19 October 2021