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24 June 2016 A new species of Demodex (Acari: Demodecidae) from the skin of the vibrissal area of the house mouse Mus musculus (Rodentia: Muridae), with data on parasitism
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A new species, Demodex vibrissae sp. nov. (Acari: Demodecidae), is described based on the morphology of adults and nymphs from the skin of the house mouse Mus musculus Linnaeus, 1758 in Poland. It is a demodecid mite of medium size (adult stages on average 179 µm in length), and its body is slender and strongly elongated. Individuals were found in the skin of the vibrissal area. D. vibrissae sp. nov. was noted in 10.3% of mice, with mean intensity of 8.3 parasites per host.

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Joanna N. Izdebska, Leszek Rolbiecki, and Sławomira Fryderyk "A new species of Demodex (Acari: Demodecidae) from the skin of the vibrissal area of the house mouse Mus musculus (Rodentia: Muridae), with data on parasitism," Systematic and Applied Acarology 21(8), (24 June 2016). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.21.8.4
Received: 19 February 2016; Accepted: 12 June 2016; Published: 24 June 2016
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