Acar legs12 OSAL0001423 Pergamasus aequicornis M 40x comb

Male Pergamsus aequicornis (Parasitidae) with legs II modified to grasp females

A male Pergamasus aequicornis (Parasitiformes, Parasitidae). In these mites males grasp females with legs II during mating. The pattern of spines on legs II is often species specific.

A male Pergamasus aequicornis (Parasitiformes, Parasitidae) with enlarged legs II used to grasp females during mating. The pattern of spines on legs II is often species specific. Based on a slide mounted specimen

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