Cal Welbourn

Taxonomic Entomologist
Curator of Acari
Phone: 352-372-3505 x 195
Fax: 352-334-0737
s-Mail: PO Box 147100, Gainesville, FL 32614-7100
PhD: Ohio State University

My responsibilities at the Division of Plant Industry include identification and curation of Acari (mites and ticks).

My research interests are systematics of the Acari, especially the Prostigmata. Current projects include phylogenetics of the Parasitengona (velvet mites, chiggers and water mites); survey of mites in caves; biology and taxonomy of mites active on the soil surface; and survey of predatory Prostigmata on the natural vegetation of Florida.

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