In parallel to my treasure hunt in the realm of water mites, I’ve began the same in the realm of books and publications. This list is also valuable for me, it will make easier the citations at the end of each articles.

Here are the books I have on my shelf :

  • Barr, D. (1973) – Method for the collection, preservation and study of water mites (Acari : Parasitengona) – Life Science miscellaneous publications royal Ontario museum. 28pp.
  • Barrois, T., Moniez R. (1887) – Catalogue des Hydrachnides recueillis dans de nord de la France avec des notes critiques, la description d’espèces nouvelles – Le Bigot Frères, Lille, pp. 36.
  • Cook, D.R. (1967) – Water mites from India. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 9, III+1-411.
  • Cook, D.R. (1974) – Water mite genera and subgenera. Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute, 21, 1–860.
  • Gerecke, R. (ed.) (2007) – Chelicerata: Araneae, Acari I. Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa 7/2-1: 1-388. Spektrum-Elsevier-Verlag, Heidelberg.
  • Gerecke, R. (2009) – Revisional studies on the European species of the water mite genus Lebertia Neuman, 1880 (Acari: Hydrachnidia: Lebertiidae)
  • Gerecke, R. (Ed.) (2010) – Chelicerata: Acari II. Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa 7/2(2). Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg.
  • Haaren, T. van & Tempelman, D. (2009) –  The Dutch species of Limnesia, with ecological and biological notes (Hydrachnellae: Limnesiidae). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 30: 53-74. (pdf).
  • Lunblad, O. (1962) – Die Hydracarinen Schwedens. II. Arkiv för Zoologi 14 (1), 1–635
  • Soar, C.D. & Williamson, W. (1925-1929) – The British Hydracarina. 3 volumes. Ray Society, London.
  • Vidrine, M. (1996) – Najadicola and Unionicola. Gail Q. Vidrine collectibles. 182pp.
  • Viets, K. (1936) – Wassermilben oder Hydracarina (Hydrachnellae und Halacaridae). In.: Dahl, F. (Ed) Die Tierwelt Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Meeresteile nach ihren Merkmalen und ihrer Lebensweise. 574pp.
  • Walter, C. (1925) – Hydracariens de l’Algérie et de la Tunisie. Bulletin de la société d’histoire naturelle de l’Afrique du nord. Tome seizième pp189-238.
  • Wolcott, R.H. (1905) – A review of the genera of the Water-mites. Transactions of the American. Microscopical Society 26, 16 1-243.

Here is a list of interesting pdf files from the internet – with the link to the file :

  • Hopkins, C.L. (1961) –  A key to the water mites (hydracarina) ot the Flatford area. Field Studies Vol. 1 (3). (pdf)
  • Smit, H. & van der Hammen, H. (2000) – Atlas van de Nederlandse watermijten (Acari: Hydrachnidia). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen 13: 1-273. (pdf)
  • Smit, H. & Gerecke, R. (2010) – A cheklist of the water mites of France (acari: hydrachnidia). Acarologia 50(1): 21-91. (pdf)



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