Plants & Animals

Researchers discover new male variant of bulb mite

One year ago   |   By Phys.org

The bulb mite is a common pest of numerous crops. Male bulb mites display one of two reproductive tactics and are classified as "fighters" and "scramblers." Biologists from the University of Amsterdam have now discovered a third variant, the "mega-scrambler," in which males are morphologically similar to females. Their results were published on 17 May in the scientific journal Ecology.
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