Eddie Ueckermann

Eddie Ueckermann
North-West University | NWU · Zoology Group

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February 2016 - December 2022
North-West University
Position
  • Proffessor Extraordinary
Description
  • I am retiring from ARC-PPRI, Biosystematics the end of January 2016 but will continue my research from home under the cover of the North - West University
February 1976 - January 2016
Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
Position
  • Specialist Researcher

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Publications (238)
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The enormous number of mite species across the world includes economically important pests of agricultural plants and forest trees and biological control agents. However, knowledge of their biology and ecology is greatly lacking. Poplar (Populus spp.) is grown in many countries and a number of mite species have previously been recorded. This study...
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Four eriophyid mite species were collected on plants during field survey in Egypt. Abacarus sacchari ChannaBasavanna is recorded for the first time from Egypt and a supplementary morphological description and illustrations are given. A new species, Aculodes sacchari sp. nov., is vagrant in grooves on the inner surface of the leaves of Saccharum off...
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Bougainvillea plants, native of Brazil, are cultivated in home gardens in South Africa. Vittacus bougainvilleae (Keifer) (Eriophyidae), Brevipalpus californicus s.l. (Banks) and Brevipalpus yothersi Baker (Tenuipalpidae) are recorded for the first time in this country infesting bougainvillea plants. The bougainvillea rust mite, V. bougainvilleae, w...
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During a survey on eriophyoid mites associated with plants in Egypt, six eriophyoid species were collected. The genus Neserella Meyer & Ueckermann, 1989 is reported for the first time from Egypt based on newly collected samples of N. capreifoliae Meyer & Ueckermann, 1989 vagrant on leaves of Ficus carica L. (Moraceae). Aceria sissoae sp. nov. colle...
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A new tribe, Obuloidini tr. nov. Beard, Ueckermann & Seeman, is proposed to include the genera Krugeria Meyer, Obuloides Baker & Tuttle and two new genera, Bauchania gen. nov. Beard & Seeman and Krobuloides gen. nov. Ueckermann. The genus Krugeria is revised, with the redescription of the type species Kru. ramosa Meyer (based on type material) and...
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During surveys of eriophyoid mites on Mangifera indica L. (Anacardiaceae) from Egypt, a new species Aceria aegyptindicae sp. nov., was collected ,described and illustrated. This mite was found in colonies under white leaf coatings on the upper and lower leaf surfaces, usually along the midribs, in association with Cisaberoptus kenyae Keifer, 1966....
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This paper reports on four species of free-living mites of the family Laelapidae from Tristan da Cunha and Nightingale Islands: Cosmolaelaps claviger (Berlese), Gaeolaelaps aculeifer (Canestrini), G. furcatus sp. nov., and Nidilaelaps annectans (Womersley). The new species has the unique character states of the paradactyli on pretarsi II–IV being v...
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A new species of the family Teneriffiidae, Teneriffia sebahatae sp. nov., is described. It was collected on the sea shore of Antalya, Turkey. It is distinguished from other species in this genus by the absence of “clasps” on the venter of the gnathosoma, fewer ventral setae and the number of solenidia on tarsi III and IV. A revised key to all the s...
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Hosts that overlap geographically, are less phylogenetically divergent, and/or share similar ecological conditions (e.g., climate, habitat type) are also likely to share parasites. Here we assessed the ectoparasite communities sustained by 3 solitary species of Bathyergidae (Georychus capensis, Bathyergus suillus, and Bathyergus janetta) as well as...
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An amazing sub-cambium flat mite from South Africa (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) Edward A. Ueckermann a, Ronald Ochoa b, Gary R. Bauchan c , Stefan Neser d a. Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University,Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom, 2520, South Africa. b. Systematic Entomology Lab., USDA...
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A new species, Cheletonella iraniensis n. sp. (Acariformes: Prostigmata: Cheyletidae) is described based on adult females from Rasht, Guilan Province, Northern Iran. Additionally, a key to the world species (females) of the genus Cheletonella Womersley is provided.
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The invasive weed cogon grass Imperata cylindrica (Poaceae) is a perennial grass not only in crops but also in natural areas, causing economic and environmental damages. In this paper, five new eriophyoid mites (subfamily Phyllocoptinae) infesting Imperata cylindrica are described from Egypt: three new species from genus Abacarus (A. imperatus sp....
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Because of its ability to expedite specimen identification and species delineation, the barcode index number (BIN) system presents a powerful tool to characterize hyperdiverse invertebrate groups such as the Acari (mites). However, the congruence between BINs and morphologically recognized species has seen limited testing in this taxon. We therefor...
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Brachytydeus maga Kuznetzov and Tydeus plumosus Karg are re-described as new records for Turkey. The male and tritonymph of the latter are also re-described. A key to all the tydeoid species of Turkey is given. The identity of the Turkish specimens of Tydeus californicus (Banks) is questioned.
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A tenuipalpid mite was collected from Acaciacaffra (Thunb.) Willd. (Fabaceae) in 2009 in Pretoria, South Africa. Although all Acacia spp. contain cyanogenic glycosides that are potentially dangerous, it is obviously not particularly harmful to these mites. These mites, which are small and bright red, were found settled in small, wax, clamp shell-sh...
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The cheyletid mites collected from Guilan province in Northern Iran were investigated. A total of 16 species were determined. Of these, Eucheyletia flabellifera (Michael, 1878) is a new record for the Iranian cheyletid mite fauna. Herein, we provide an expanded description, including illustrations of the adult female of this species based on the Ir...
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A new species, Cheyletus rashtiensis n. sp. (Acariformes: Prostigmata: Cheyletidae) is described on the basis of adult females from Rasht, Guilan Province, Northern Iran. The new species can be distinguished from other species by the following features: presence of hysterosomal shield with two pairs of dorsomedian setae d1 and e1, absence of setae...
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A new species of Obuloides, Obuloides crinitus sp. nov., is described based on females and males collected from the galls and twigs of Grewia occidentalis (Tiliaceae) in South Africa. Obuloides crinutus is closely related to O. namibiensis and O. rajamohani but can be distinguished by the finely granulated shields, a character that no other species...
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Mutualisms between ophiostomatoid fungi and arthropods have been well documented. These fungi commonly aid arthropod nutrition and, in turn, are transported to new niches by these arthropods. The inflorescences of Protea trees provide a niche for a unique assemblage of ophiostomatoid fungi. Here, mites feed on Sporothrix fungi and vector the spores...
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This study presents the morphological characteristics of immature and adult male stages of Paraseiulus amacroporus Faraji, Jalaeian and McMurtry, 2008 (Phytoseiidae) collected from pistachio trees, Pistacia atlantica Desf. (Anacardiaceae), Shiraz vicinity (Fars province), South west Iran. The genders of the deutonymphal stage can be determined by t...
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Two new species of Bdellidae, viz. Spinibdella pourmirzaei Eghbalian, Khanjani & Ueckermann n. sp. from soil and litter under apricot trees and Odontoscirus denheyeri Eghbalian, Khanjani & Ueckermann n. sp. (Acariformes: Bdellidae) from soil and litter under weeds are described, illustrated and a key to the adults of all species of Spinibdella with...
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Brevipalpus yothersi (Baker, 1949) (Prostigmata: Tenuipalpidae) is newly reported on southern highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum L. X V. darrowi Camp (Ericaceae), in Florida, USA. The specimens were collected from a commercial southern highbush blueberry planting of Abundance, Emerald, and Meadowlark blueberry varieties from Sep to Nov 2016....
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ABSTRACT — Two new species of Bdellidae, Cyta kreiteri n. sp. and Odontoscirus tixieri n. sp. were collected from Latakia province, Syria. Biscirus iranensis Paktinat-Saeej and Bagheri is reported for the first time from Syria, and Spinibdella cronini (Baker and Balock) is re-studied.
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ABSTRACT Persimmon is a deciduous and perennial tree of the Ebenaceae family. Diospyros kaki Thunb. and Diospyros lotus L. are the most common persimmon species in Turkey and cultivated especially in the northeastern parts of the country. This study was carried out to determine the mite species on D. kaki and D. lotus in the Ordu province (Black Se...
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The presence of Brevipalpus lewisi (Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) is reported from South Africa for the first time. Previously this mite was a listed phytosanitary pest to South Africa, and entry of infested goods was prohibited. During a country-wide survey, B. lewisi was found on grapevine in the Western Cape and Northern Cape provinces. It has...
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This paper reports the morphological characteristics of immatures and adults of Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) bagdasarjani Wainstein and Arutunjan, 1967 (Phytoseiidae) collected from plum trees, Prunus domestica L. (Rosaceae), infected with two-spotted spider mites (Tetranychidae) in the Hamedan region, Western Iran. The genders of the deutonymphal sta...
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Catalogue of snout mites (Acariformes: Bdellidae) of the world Abstract Bdellidae (Trombidiformes: Prostigmata) are moderate to large sized predatory mites that inhabit soil, leaves, leaf litter, and intertidal rocks. They are readily recognized by an elongated, snout-like gnathosoma and by elbowed pedipalps bearing two (one in Monotrichobdella B...
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Bryobia abyssiniae Fashing & Ueckermann, a recently discovered species, is described using DNA- barcoding as well as morphological features of the adult female and all post-embryonic instars. The species is characterized by remarkable propodosomal lobe variation. A lack of variation in molecular markers indicates that the several forms observed ref...
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A new species belonging to the family Phytoseiidae, Paragigagnathus iraniensis n. sp., is described and illustrated from specimens collected on almond trees, Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A. Webb (Rosaceae), infested with two spotted spider mites (Tetranychidae) in Hamedan region, Iran. An identification key to all known species of the genus Paragigagnat...
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A project documenting the diversity of endo- and ecto-parasites of South Africa’s avifauna is ongoing since late 2011. Live birds have been sampled for ectoparasites during field trips to different parts of the country while accompanying ringers. For endoparasites, road kills were collected and sampled. Results for Limpopo province are presented he...
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A new species of relatively poorly known genus Zambedania Mahunka, 1972 was found on the baboon spider, Harpactirella overdijki Gallon, 2010 (Araneae: Theraphosidae) in South Africa. Besides the abundantly available phoretic females, several males and one larva of this species in the spiders’ nests were also collected. Zambedania sekhukhunensis n....
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A new species of Hexabdella Van der Schyff, Theron & Ueckermann (Acariformes: Bdellidae), H. quercusi Eghbalian, Khanjani, Safaralizadeh, Ueckermann sp. nov., and a new species of Neomolgus Oudemans, N. iraniensis Eghbalian, Khanjani, Safaralizadeh, Ueckermann sp. nov., are described and illustrated. A key is provided for adult females of all known...
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A study on the stigmaeid and pseudocheylid mite fauna in northwestern provinces of Iran was carried out during 2012–2014. In this survey, 24 and 4 species of Stigmaeidae (belonging to 7 genera) and Pseudocheylidae (belonging to 1 genus) were collected and identified, respectively. In this paper, the male of Mediolata belfieldi Momen, 1987 is descri...
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Eustigmaeus floridensis sp. nov. is described and illustrated based on female specimens collected from citrus trees in Florida, USA. The new species is closely related to Eustigmaeus arcuata, Eustigmaeus segnis and Eustigmaeus microsegnis, all known to occur in Florida. Eustigmaeus floridensis sp. nov. can be distinguished by larger dimples associa...
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Spinibdella tabarii Paktinat-Saeej & Bagheri sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Amol city, Mazandaran province, Iran. Worldwide distributions and differential characters of all Spinibdella are provided.
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Damaraland mole-rats (Fukomys damarensis) of the family Bathyergidae are widely distributed subterranean rodents in sub-Saharan Africa. No parasites have ever been reported for this species and only 1 ectoparasite is described for the entire genus. In the current study ectoparasites were collected from individuals captured at 3 localities in South...
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Four new Aceria species of eriophyoid mites found in Egypt are described and illustrated. They are Aceria aegyptiacacia sp. nov., A. metwallii sp. nov., A. awadi sp. nov. and A. saidi sp. nov. collected from leaf galls of Acacia nilotica (L.) Delile (Leguminosae). The eriophyid mite species described here form red galls on the leaves. These species...
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Globally small mammals are important hosts of ectoparasite vectors of pathogens of medical, veterinary and economic importance. Insectivores are currently understudied as hosts of pathogen vectors. However, data are needed on the diversity of such vectors before we can investigate the underlying factors affecting ectoparasite distribution. Abiotic...
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Eryngiopus audreae n. sp. is described and illustrated based on female specimens collected from citrus trees in Florida, USA. The new species is easily distinguished by the small size of its prodorsal shields, each with two setae; the presence of long and ventro-lateral seta c2, and most significantly with its smooth suranal shield and two pairs of...
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Seven citrus orchards on reduced- to no-pesticide spray programs in central and south central Florida were sampled for non-phytoseiid mesostigmatid mites. Inner and outer canopy leaves, fruits, twigs and trunk scrapings were sampled monthly between August 1994 and January 1996. Open flowers were sampled in March from five of the sites. A total of 4...
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Background The role of endemic murid rodents as hosts of arthropod vectors of diseases of medical and veterinary significance is well established in the northern hemisphere. In contrast, endemic murids are comparatively understudied as vector hosts in Africa, particularly in South Africa. Considering the great rodent diversity in South Africa, many...
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This paper reports two new species of Bdellidae, Cyta leliae sp. nov. and Cyta kurdistanicus sp. nov., collected from soil and litter under oak trees, Quercus brantii Lindl. (Fagaceae), wild almond, Amygdalus lycioides Spach (Rosaceae) and grass, Kurdistan Province, Iran. A key is provided to adult female Cyta of the world.
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Hexabdella persiaensis Paktinat Saeej and Bagheri sp. nov. is described and illustrated from Amol city, Mazandaran province, Iran. This is thefirst species of this genus described from Asia. An updated key to all species of the genus Hexabdella is also presented.
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ABSTRACT — Eryngiopus langroudiensis n. sp. (Acari: Stigmaeidae) is described and illustrated, based on females col-lected fromsoil under citrus trees and on citrus leaves in the cities of Langroud, Chaboksar andVajargan, Guilanprovince, Iran. The citrus trees where this species was found were also infested by pest mites Panonychus citri (McGregor)...
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SUMMARY Laelaps giganteus and Laelaps muricola (Mesostigmata; Laelapidae) are widespread and locally abundant host generalists on small mammals in southern Africa. The large host range and complex life history of these ectoparasites may allude to possible intraspecific cryptic diversity in these taxa. To assess genetic and morphological diversity i...
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Seven citrus orchards on reduced- to no-pesticide spray programs were sampled for predacious mites in the families Eupalopsellidae and Stigmaeidae (Acari: Prostigmata) in central and south central Florida. Inner and outer canopy leaves, fruit, twigs, and trunk scrapings were sampled monthly between August 1994 and January 1996. Open flowers were sa...
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Interesting seabird parasites Mite parasites of the family Hypoderatidae were brought to our attention. These parasites were found in the pectoral subcutaneous tissue of White-breasted Cormorant, African Darter and Cape Gannet. SEM studies revealed the absence of a mouth opening, a small anal pore and long body and leg setae.
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Two new species of Amblypalpus (Acari: Trombidiformes: Tenuipalpidae) are described from Iran: Amblypalpus iranien-sis sp. nov., from Wild Almond, Amygdalus scoparia (Rosaceae), and Amblypalpus thymus sp. nov., from Common Thyme, Thymus vulgaris (Lamiaceae). The new species are classified tentatively in Amblypalpus. The species Priscapal-pus thomis...
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A new species of the genus Hoplocheylus Berlese, H. fereshtae sp. nov. is described and figured based on females collected from soil under Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. (Poaceae), Amirabad, Mahallat, Markazi province, Iran. This is the first record of this family from Iran.