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31 October 2019 First data on chigger mites (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) of Saudi Arabia, with a description of four new species
Alexandr A. Stekolnikov, Samia Q. Al-Ghamdi, Abdulaziz N. Alagaili, Benjamin L. Makepeace
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Abstract

A collection of chigger mites from three species of rodents in the ‘Asir Region of Saudi Arabia resulted in the finding of 19 species. Four new species are described: Schoutedenichia asirensissp. nov.,Schoutedenichia saudisp. nov.,Microtrombicula microscutasp. nov., and Microtrombicula muhaylensissp. nov. Fifteen species—Gahrliepia lawrenceiJadin and Vercammen-Grandjean, 1952, Schoengastiella wansoni Wolfs and Vercammen-Grandjean, Walchia parvula Schluger, Ascoschoengastia browni Taufflieb, Mouchet and Courtois, Helenicula lukshumiae Nadchatram and Traub, Schoutedenichia thracica Kolebinova, Schoutedenichia zarudnyi Kudryashova, Ericotrombidium caucasicum (Schluger), Ericotrombidium galliardi (Vercammen-Grandjean and Taufflieb), Ericotrombidium kazeruni (Kudryashova), Microtrombicula centropi (Vercammen-Grandjean), Microtrombicula hoogstraali (Radford), Microtrombicula hyracis (Vercammen-Grandjean), Microtrombicula traubi (Muljarskaja and Verdieva), and Pentidionis agamae (André)—are for the first time recorded in Saudi Arabia and on new host species. Six of them are for the first time recorded outside their type localities and five were only known previously from the African continent.

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Alexandr A. Stekolnikov, Samia Q. Al-Ghamdi, Abdulaziz N. Alagaili, and Benjamin L. Makepeace "First data on chigger mites (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) of Saudi Arabia, with a description of four new species," Systematic and Applied Acarology 24(10), 1937-1963, (31 October 2019). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.24.10.12
Received: 9 July 2019; Accepted: 21 August 2019; Published: 31 October 2019
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Arabian Peninsula
chiggers
parasites of rodents
taxonomy
Western Asia
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