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1 January 2008 Parasitic and Phoretic Arthropods of the Oldfield Mouse (Peromyscus polionotus) from Burned Habitats with Additional Ectoparasite Records from the Eastern Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys humulis) and Southern Short-Tailed Shrew (Blarina carolinensis)
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We recorded 12 species of parasitic or phoretic arthropods from 112 live-trapped oldfield mice (Peromyscus polionotus) in southeastern Georgia, U.S.A.: 1 species of sucking louse (Hoplopleura hesperomydis), 1 flea (Peromyscopsylla scotti*), 1 bot (Cuterebra fontinella*), 2 ticks (Dermacentor variabilis and Ixodes scapularis), 3 mesostigmatid mites (Androlaelaps fahrenholzi, Haemogamasus liponyssoides,* and Haemogamasus longitarsus*), 2 fur mites (Glycyphagus hypudaei, Radfordia subuliger*), and 2 chiggers (Euschoengastia peromysci* and Leptotrombidium peromysci*) including the first records (asterisked names) for 7 species from this host. We recorded 4 species of arthropods, all of them mites, from 1 eastern harvest mouse (Reithrodontomys humulis): A. fahrenholzi, R. subuliger, E. peromysci,* and L. peromysci,* including 2 new records (asterisked) from this host. We also recorded 6 species of mites from 5 southern short-tailed shrews (Blarina carolinensis): the mesostigmatids Echinonyssus blarinae and H. liponyssoides; the fur mites Asiochirus blarina,* Blarinobia simplex,* and Protomyobia blarinae;* and the chigger Comatacarus americanus,* including 4 new Georgia state records (asterisked) from this host.

Todd N. Nims, Lance A. Durden, C. Ray Chandler, and Oscar J. Pung "Parasitic and Phoretic Arthropods of the Oldfield Mouse (Peromyscus polionotus) from Burned Habitats with Additional Ectoparasite Records from the Eastern Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys humulis) and Southern Short-Tailed Shrew (Blarina carolinensis)," Comparative Parasitology 75(1), 102-106, (1 January 2008). https://doi.org/10.1654/4273.1
Published: 1 January 2008
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