VII Brazilian Symposium on Acarology (VII SIBAC): important announcements


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Dear participants,

The Organizing Committee of the VII Brazilian Symposium on Acarology (VII SIBAC), in view of the requests of several participants, decided to extend the submission date of the modalities: posters, oral presentations, Audiovisual Acarology contest and Scientific Note (Entomological Communications), as well as maintain the values of the first quota for registrations until the date of October 29, 2021 (10/29/2021).

We look forward to you all,


VII SIBAC Committee

José Wagner da Silva Melo

Fernando de Castro Jacinavicius

Ricardo Bassini-Silva

Raphael C. Castilho

Peterson R. Demite

Gilberto José de Moraes

In case of doubts, please contact us via e-mail:

Sétima Circular – VIISIBAC.pdf

Event Secretary

October Webinar: Raoiella, a multi-faceted genus!


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Dear partners, the November webinar will be about Raoiella, a mite of enormous agricultural importance. The conferences will be in charge of Drs. Daniel Carrillo (University of Florida, USA) and José Carlos Verle Rodrigues (University of Puerto Rico, PR) and will have Dr. Ron Ochoa (USDA, USA) as moderator. The meeting will be on 10/28. More information in the attached poster.

SLA webinars are back!


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We inform you that, while Talking about mites 2021 is still going on, a new webinar organized by the Latin American Society of Acarology is already scheduled. These are two conferences on feather mites given by Latin American researchers, leading worldwide. More information in the attachment. We are waiting for you!


Banana Rust Mite Tracking Net


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Network of researchers for the monitoring of Phyllocoptruta musae Keifer

The banana rust mite Phyllocoptruta musae Keifer (Acari: Eriophyidae) was first detected in Latin America in October 2020, at high population densities in the Dominican Republic (Gómez-Moya et al. 2021). Its actual distribution in the region, its status as a pest, the associated beneficial organisms and whether it represents a risk to banana production is currently unknown.

Banana production is of great socioeconomic importance in Latin America, especially in the Caribbean basin, Central America, northern South America and Mexico, not only because of the contribution to the countries’ exports, but also because it is a staple food and income generator for families in rural areas. Therefore, threats and phytosanitary problems must be dealt with at the regional level. The exchange of technical-scientific information is essential so that each country can adopt prevention and/or mitigation measures of the impact of new pests. Therefore, it is necessary to join forces among the countries that may be affected by the presence of this species of mite in Musaceae systems.

The objective of this form is to contact researchers and also professionals who work with mites or even with other pests in Musaceae, mainly from Latin America, in order to form an information network about the banana rust mite in the region.

The information collected must be transmitted to the competent agencies of each country, for the adoption of appropriate measures and to guide research efforts on this species of mite in the region.

Cristina Gómez Moya, Universidad Tecnológica del Cibao Oriental, UTECO. Cotui, Dominican Republic.
Denise Navia, Institut National de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement, INRAE. UMR CBGP, Montferrier Sur Lez, France.

Please review your details before submitting.

Audiovisual Acarology Contest at the VII SIBAC


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Dear Acarologists, we are pleased to announce the Audiovisual Acarology Contest of the VII BRAZILIAN SYMPOSIUM OF ACAROLOGY (VII SIBAC) in which the best materials on mites will be awarded, in five (5) categories: drawing, comic strip, photography, micrograph and video. Registration will begin on August 15, 2021 and will close on November 15, 2021. The rules are available on the event website (

get involved!

We are waiting for you all!

Dr. José Wagner da Silva Melo

Dr. Fernando de Castro Jacinavicius

If you have any questions, please contact us by email:

Tribute to Dr. Carlos Flechtmann


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The Latin American Society of Acarology wants to pay tribute to the world’s leading Latin acarologists. We share on the SLA channel, a series of videos (tribute, testimonies and interview) about our first honoree, the esteemed Professor Dr. Carlos Flechtmann.

We invite you to see the material and, for the youngest, who are just starting in Acarology, to meet this outstanding and world-renowned acarologist.

SLA Channel:

We want to thank the organizers and producers of the visual material: Dr. Peterson Demite, Dra. Denise Navia and Dra. Renata Mendonca, as well as the technical support: Fernanda Esteca, Sofía Jiménez and José Claudio Barros Ferraz.

Parabéns, Professor!

Comisión Directiva
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología, A.C.

VII Brazilian Symposium of Acarology, third circular


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The VII Brazilian Symposium of Acarology (VII SIBAC, 6-9/12/2021) is getting closer and closer. We share the third circular (see attached). In it you will find the link to the congress website, where there is information on activities, registration, and much more.

Terceira Circular – VII SIBAC



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We share with great joy the first circular (SEE ATTACHMENT) of the VII Brazilian Symposium of Acarology (VII SIBAC), to be held virtually from December 6 to 9 of this year.

VII SIBAC – Primeira Circular

Extension course “Introduction to Acarology”


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Registration is open for the online extension course “Introduction to Acarology: a vast world beyond allergies”, at the Escola Superior do Instituto Butantan.

Aimed at undergraduates and graduates in the areas of biological and health sciences, the course will address the morphological recognition of ticks (Ixodida) and mites (Holothyrida, Mesostigmata, Opilioacarida, Sarcoptiformes and Trombidiformes), including their habits, importance, biology and main techniques of collection, assembly and preservation of these groups.

The course will have a workload of 15 hours and will be held from June 28th to July 2nd, from 9am to 12pm.
Vacancies: 200

Coordination: Dr. Fernando de Castro Jacinavicius and Dr. Ricardo Bassini Silva.


Data horário tema Palestrante Instituto
09:00 – 10:20 Técnicas de coleta, preservação e montagem em Acari Dr. Fernando de Castro Jacinavicius Instituto Butantan
10:40 – 12:00 Grupos de ácaros negligenciados: Opilioacarida e Holothyrida Dr. Marcel Santos de Araújo Universidade Federal de São Carlos
09:00 – 10:20 Taxonomia e biodiversidade de Ixodidae Dra. Valeria Castilho Onofrio Instituto Butantan
10:40 – 12:00 Taxonomia de biodiversidade de Argasidae Dr. Sebastian Alejandro Muñoz Leal Universidad de Concepción
09:00 – 10:20 Ácaros Mesostigmata de interesse médico e veterinário Dr. Ricardo Bassini Silva Instituto Butantan
10:40 – 12:00 Ácaros Mesostigmata de importância agrícola e de solo Dr. Gilberto Jose de Moraes Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz
09:00 – 10:20 Trombidiformes de interesse médico e veterinário Dr. Fernando de Castro Jacinavicius Instituto Butantan
10:40 – 12:00 Ácaros Trombidiformes predadores Dr. Guilherme Liberato da Silva Universidade do Vale do Taquari
09:00 – 10:20 Ácaros oribatídeos: taxonomia e biodiversidade Dra. ‪Elizabeth Franklin Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia
10:40 – 12:00 Ácaros plumícolas Dr. Fabio Akashi Hernandes Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

SLA Conferences on microbial biological control of phytophagous mites and ticks


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We announce, within the SLA Conference Cycle, that the June webinar will address the topic MICROBIAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF PHYTOPHAGUS MITESAND TICKS: state of the art, challenges and perspectives for Latin America.

It will have the speakers Prof. Dr. Italo Delalibera Jr. (ESALQ, SP, BR) and Prof. Dr. Everton Fernandes (Federal University of Goiás, BR) and will be coordinated by Dr. Denise Navia (INRAE- UMG- GBGP- Montpellier, FR).

The event will take place on Thursday 24th of this month, at 6:00 p.m. ARG (see schedules by country in the attachment) and will be broadcast on the You tube channel SLAcarologia

If you are a member of the SLA, remember to register on the platform to obtain your certificate of attendance: ACTIVIDADES SLA

If you are a new member, access ACTIVIDADES SLA, register on the platform, register a login and then select the webinar you want.

If you are not yet a member of the SLA, you can register by accessing SER MIEMBRO SLA.

If you want to obtain a certificate of attendance, follow the steps indicated for SOCIO SLA.

If you have any difficulties, write to:

If you are only interested in the subject, you can attend the webinar since the transmission is freely accessible on the You Tube channel.