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dc.contributor.authorSudo, Masaakija
dc.contributor.authorOsakabe, Masahiroja
dc.contributor.alternative須藤, 正彬ja
dc.contributor.alternative刑部, 正博ja
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-29T00:46:10Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-29T00:46:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-09ja
dc.identifier.issn0168-8162ja
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2433/147162-
dc.description.abstractThe adaxial (upper) and abaxial (lower) surfaces of a plant leaf provide heterogeneous habitats for small arthropods with different environmental conditions, such as light, humidity, and surface morphology. As for plant mites, some agricultural pest species and their natural enemies have been observed to favor the abaxial leaf surface, which is considered an adaptation to avoid rain or solar ultraviolet radiation. However, whether such a preference for the leaf underside is a common behavioral trait in mites on wild vegetation remains unknown. The authors conducted a 2-year survey on the foliar mite assemblage found on Viburnum erosum var. punctatum, a deciduous shrub on which several mite taxa occur throughout the seasons, and 14 sympatric tree or shrub species in secondary broadleaf-forest sites in Kyoto, west-central Japan. We compared adaxial-abaxial surface distributions of mites among mite taxa, seasons, and morphology of host leaves (presence/absence of hairs and domatia). On V. erosum var. punctatum, seven of 11 distinguished mite taxa were significantly distributed in favor of abaxial leaf surfaces and the trend was seasonally stable, except for Eriophyoidea. Mite assemblages on 15 plant species were significantly biased towards the abaxial leaf surfaces, regardless of surface morphology. Our data suggest that many mite taxa commonly prefer to stay on abaxial leaf surfaces in wild vegetation. Oribatida displayed a relatively neutral distribution, and in Tenuipalpidae, the ratio of eggs collected from the adaxial versus the abaxial side was significantly higher than the ratio of the motile individuals, implying that some mite taxa exploit adaxial leaf surfaces as habitat.ja
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfja
dc.language.isoengja
dc.publisherSpringer Science+Business Media B.V.ja
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at www.springerlink.comja
dc.rightsThis is not the published version. Please cite only the published version. この論文は出版社版でありません。引用の際には出版社版をご確認ご利用ください。ja
dc.subjectHabitat heterogeneityja
dc.subjectAdaxial–abaxial distributionja
dc.subjectDomatiaja
dc.subjectTrichomeja
dc.subjectBehavioral adaptationja
dc.titleDo plant mites commonly prefer the underside of leaves?ja
dc.type.niitypeJournal Articleja
dc.identifier.ncidAA12045486ja
dc.identifier.jtitleExperimental & applied acarologyja
dc.identifier.volume55ja
dc.identifier.issue1ja
dc.identifier.spage25ja
dc.identifier.epage38ja
dc.relation.doi10.1007/s10493-011-9454-4ja
dc.textversionauthorja
dc.identifier.pmid21472503ja
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