Translator Disclaimer
1 October 2006 Macronyssus macroscutatus (Mesostigmata: Macronyssidae), a new mite species from bats of the genus Nyctalus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in England
Anne S. Baker, Janet Beccaloni
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

The mesostigmatid mite Macronyssus macroscutatus sp. nov. is described from female specimens removed from Nyctalus noctula bats caught in Surrey, England. It is also reported from N. leisleri. This species has a large dorsal shield, covering much of the idiodorsum, which uniquely bears more than 60 setae. The generic diagnosis of Macronyssus is amended to accommodate the opisthonotal hypertrichy seen. A key to adult females of Macronyssus species that occur in the British Isles is provided.

© 2006 Systematic & Applied Acarology Society
Anne S. Baker and Janet Beccaloni "Macronyssus macroscutatus (Mesostigmata: Macronyssidae), a new mite species from bats of the genus Nyctalus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in England," Systematic and Applied Acarology 11(2), 167-174, (1 October 2006). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.11.2.4
Accepted: 19 April 2006; Published: 1 October 2006
JOURNAL ARTICLE
8 PAGES


Share
SHARE
KEYWORDS
Bat mite
British Isles
key
Macronyssus macroscutatus sp. nov.
Mesostigmata
Nyctalus noctula
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top