1. PLENARY SESSIONS

Opening ceremony

ZHI-QIANG ZHANG: President XVI ICA 2022

KIMIKO OKABE: Secretary of International Executive Committee, ICA

ZHI-QIANG ZHANG: James McMurtry Award (winners: ROY NORTON, EDDIE UECKERMANN, TING-HUAN WEN)

Plenary sessions for keynote presentations

ALEJANDRA PEROTTI (UK): Our life companions: the human follicular mite Demodex folliculorum

ALMIR PEPATO (Brazil): Acariform phylogeny: what brought us here and perspectives

HEATHER PROCTOR (Canada): Grand challenges in feather mite biology

STEPHAN BARKER (Australia): What have we learned from the first 600 mitochondrial genomes of Acari?

XIAOYUE HONG (China): Endosymbionts manipulate mite reproduction and development: insights from spider mites

Closing ceremony

Zhi-Qiang Zhang: President XVI ICA 2022

Maria Minor: Awards for best student presentation

Kimiko Okabe: Secretary of International Executive Committee, ICA

General Assembly and announcement of the host country for XVII ICA 2026

President of XVII ICA 2026: Presentation to the congress members

2. SYMPOSIA

Innovative strategies for the control of mite pests in tomato

Organizers: MARIA NAVAJAS (maria.navajas@inrae.fr) & DENISE NAVIA (navia.denise@gmail.com)

Invited presentations so far (titles may be tentative):

  • TAKESHI SUZUKI, YUKA ARAI, NAOKI TAKEDA, FATEN ABDELSALAM HAMDI, NOURELDIN ABUELFADL GHAZY: Towards RNAi-mediated pest mite management: Ingestion, cellular uptake, and intracellular processing of long dsRNAs
  • JUAN MANUEL ALBA & MERIJN KANT: Searching for genes that make plants susceptible to spider mites as a target for resistance breeding
  • PATRICE JACOB SAVI, GILBERTO JOSÉ DE MORAES AND DANIEL JÚNIOR DE ANDRADE​: Resistant genotypes and biological control for the integrated management of Tetranychus evansi (Acari: Tetranychidae) on tomato
  • TETSUO GOTOH AND TAKASHI KAIZUKA: Why does not Tetranychus evansi threaten solanaceous vegetables in Japan
  • TABARY LOU, NAVIA, DENISE, TIXIER MARIE-STÉPHANE, AUGER PHILIPPE, MIGEON ALAIN, NAVAJAS MARIA: Interplay between plant, pests and predators: how much tomato trichomes affects development of Tetranychus urticae and what are responses on its promising biological control agent Typhlodromus (Anthoseius) recki?

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Conservation of soil predatory mites for the control of below and above ground pests

Organizers: ERIC PALEVSKY (palevsky@volcani.agri.gov.il), ITUMELENG MOROENYANE (itumeleng.moroenyane@icloud.com) & GONGYU LIN (shamomeigui1066@sina.com)

Invited presentations so far (titles may be tentative):

  • RAPHAEL CASTILHO & GILBERTO DE MORAES: Soil predatory mites in the control of pests in Brazil
  • ELENA GAGNARLI, EDOARDO A. COSTANTINI, SIMONE PRIORI, GIUSEPPE VALBOA, SERGIO PELLEGRINI, NADIA VIGNOZZI, ALESSANDRO E. AGNELLI, DONATELLA GOGGIOLI, SILVIA GUIDI, SILVIA LANDI, GIADA D’ERRICO, SAURO SIMONI: Restoring Management Practices in Tuscan organic vineyards and impact on soil mesostigmatid mites
  • GONGYU LIN, ITUMELENG MOROENYANE, HUAYUAN SHANGGUAN, XIN SUN: Effects of 12 years of biological control on soil microbiome composition and function in tea plantations
  • ERIC PALEVSKY, HOD CASTEL, SHIRA GAL, SHIRI FREILICH, ROSTISLAV ZEMEK, DIANA RUEDA-RAMÍREZ, LILIANE RUEß: Ecosystem services of soil predatory mites depend on a functional soil food web
  • SHENGYONG WU:Combined application of Stratiolaelaps scimitus and Beauveria bassiana granules for control of soil-dwelling stage of Frankliniella occidentalis

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Mite pest invasions under global change: preventing introductions, tracking establishment and developing control strategies to reduce impact

Organizers: DENISE NAVIA (navia.denise@gmail.com) & MARIA NAVAJAS (maria.navajas@inrae.fr)

Invited presentations so far (titles may be tentative):

  • MARIA NAVAJAS: Plant mite bioinvasions as a long-standing but rising challenge agriculture has to face
  • DENISE NAVIA: Taxonomy as a pillar to preventing introductions and tracking invasions by mite pests
  • PEDRO NAVES: The invasive Lewis spider mite, Eotetranychus lewisi (Acari: Tetranychidae), in Europe- current status and associated risk

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Emerging invasive pest mites and mite-transmitted diseases

Organizers: DANIEL CARRILLO (dancar@ufl.edu), RONAL OCHOA & Dr JOSE CARLOS VERLE RODRIGUES

Invited presentations so far (titles may be tentative):

  • ALINE TASSI, PEDRO RAMOS-GONZÁLEZ, ELLIOT W. KITAJIMA AND J. FREITAS-ASTUA: Diversity in Brevipalpus transmitted viruses
  • DANIEL JUNIOR DE ANDRADE & CLAUDIANE MARTINS DA ROCHA: Resistance management for mites vectoring citrus leprosis in Brazil
  • JAQUELINE F. DELLA VECHIA, DANIEL JUNIOR DE ANDRADE &DANIEL CARRILLO: Interactions between acaricides and insecticides and their effects on the integrated control of Brevipalpus yothersi in citrus
  • DANIEL CARRILLO, POLIANE SA ARGOLO, JAQUELINE F. DELLA VECHIA, DANIEL JUNIOR DE ANDRADE, ALEXANDRA REVYNTHI, ISMAIL DÖKER AND AMY L. RODA: Biocontrol of Brevipalpus yothersi in Florida
  • AMY L. RODA, C. TERI ALLEN, DANIEL CARRILLO & GÖSTA NACHMAN: The effects of weather and predators on the population of Brevipalpus yothersi (Acari: Tenuipalpidae) in South Florida hibiscus hedges
  • RONALD OCHOA, MARCELLO DE GIOSA, JOHN HAMMOND, ALEXANDRA REVYNTHI & DANIEL CARRILLO: Eriophyoid mites under the lens of different microscopy techniques
  • ALEXANDRA REVYNTHI, LIVIA ATAIDE, LUISA CRUZ, MARIA CANON, PAUL E. KENDRA, NURHAYAT TABANCA, JOHN HAMMOND, RONALD OCHOA AND DANIEL CARRILLO: The lychee erinose mite: Ecology and management
  • LIVIA M.S. ATAIDE, MARCELLO DE GIOSA, MARIA ALEJANDRA CANON, NURHAYAT TABANCA, PAUL E. KENDRA, DANIEL CARRILLO, ALEXANDRA M. REVYNTHI: Aceria litchi (Acari: Eriophyidae), in the Context of the Mite-Plant Interaction
  • MARIA CANON, LIVIA ATAIDE, LANCE OSBORNE, PAUL E. KENDRA & ALEXANDRA REVYNTHI: Evaluation of biorational pesticides against acarine pests of hemp (Cannabis sativa)
  • MARIELLE BERTO, LUISA CRUZ & DANIEL CARRILLO: Phoretic mites associated with ambrosia beetles in Florida avocados
  • JOSE CARLOS VERLE RODRIGUES, RONALD OCHOA & DANIEL CARRILLO: Impacts of the continental invasion of Raoiella indica in the Americas

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Conservation of mites

Organizers: Dr SEBAHAT K. OZMAN SULLIVAN ( sozman@omu.edu.tr) & Dr OWEN SEEMAN (owen.seeman@qm.qld.gov.au)

Invited presentations so far (titles may be tentative):

  • SATOSHI SHIMANO & TSUKASA WAKI: Endangered feather mites sampled from the last two Crested Ibises, Nipponia nippon (Temminck, 1835) (Pelecaniformes: Threskiornithidae), lived in Japan
  • PAVEL KLIMOV: Water mites (Acariformes, Hydrachnidia) of Siberia: DNA-based species identification for global climate change monitoring programs
  • GREGORY T. SULLIVAN & SEBAHAT K. OZMAN-SULLIVAN: Global acarine diversity is in crisis; what can we do about it?

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Mite phylogenetics and phylogenomics

Organizers: PAVEL KLIMOV (pklimov@purdue.edu), ALMIR PEPATO (apepato@gmail.com) & ALIX MATTHEWS (matthews.alix@gmail.com)

Invited presentations so far (titles may be tentative):

  • FRED BEAULIEU, WAYNE KNEE, MARLA SCHWARZFELD, MONICA YOUNG, PAVEL KLIMOV, BARRY OCONNOR, MATTHEW SHAW, OWEN SEEMAN, HANS KLOMPEN, JULIE T. CHAPADOS, JACKSON EYRES, ROBIN RICHTER, JEREMY DETTMAN: Scratching mites deeper (in time) – phylogenetics of Acari and their larger cousins using Ultraconserved Genomic Elements (UCE)
  • PAVEL KLIMOV: Phylogenomic resolution of the eriophyoid position among Acari and symbiotic bacteria of the gall‑inducing mite Fragariocoptes setiger (Eriophyoidea)
  • ALIX MATTHEWS: Population genomics of avian feather mites with contrasting host specificities
  • XIAOFENG XUE: Phylogenomics of eriophyoid mites: insight into diversified mitochondrial genomes
  • SATOSHI SHIMANO: Massive parallel sequencing for biogeography in free living Prostigmata and Astigmata

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Host-parasite co-evolution and mite-host interactions

Organizers:  PAVEL KLIMOV (pklimov@purdue.edu), SERGEI MIRONOV (sergei.mironov@zin.ru) & ALIX MATTHEWS (matthews.alix@gmail.com)

Invited presentations so far (titles may be tentative):

  • JUAN BIBIANO MORALES-MALACARA: Bat wing mites associated with phyllostomid bats: A coevolutive journey
  • ALIX MATTHEWS: Host specificity varies widely in dispersal-limited symbionts
  • S.V. MIRONOV, P.B., KLIMOV, N.L. BLOCK & B.M. OCONNOR: Congruent co-evolution of the feather mite genus Trouessartia (Acariformes: Trouessartiidae) and endemic Malagasy warblers (Passeriformes Bernieridae)
  • PHILIPP CHETVERIKOV: Vertical transmission and seasonal dimorphism of eriophyoid mites (Acariformes, Eriophyoidea) parasitic on the Norway maple
  • PAVEL KLIMOV: A probabilistic model predicting host specificity and host range expansion in mites parasitic on mammals

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3. SECTIONS (for both oral presentations and posters)

Agricultural and forestry acarology

Aquatic acarology

Medical and veterinary acarology

Soil acarology

Systematic acarology

Behaviour, ecology, and evolution

Pesticides, toxicology, and pesticide resistance

Physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology

Biological and integrated pest control

Biosecurity and Invasion biology

Suggestions for additional sections or special symposia/workshops should be submitted to Zhi-Qiang Zhang (ZhangZ “at” landcareresearch.co.nz) by 31 August 2022.