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11 March 2019 Morphological and ontogenetic characteristics of Demodex plecoti sp. nov. (Acariformes: Demodecidae) from the brown long-eared bat Plecotus auritus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), with comments on parasitism
Joanna N. Izdebska, Leszek Rolbiecki, Łukasz Mierzyński, Konrad Bidziński
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Abstract

A new species, Demodex plecotisp. nov. (Acariformes: Demodecidae), is described based on adult and immature stages from the brown long-eared bat Plecotus auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) in Poland. The mites were found in 100% of the examined bat individuals, with a mean intensity of 23.5 parasites per host. Demodex plecotisp. nov. was observed only in the hairless body regions, were the skin was membranous, thin and delicate.

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Joanna N. Izdebska, Leszek Rolbiecki, Łukasz Mierzyński, and Konrad Bidziński "Morphological and ontogenetic characteristics of Demodex plecoti sp. nov. (Acariformes: Demodecidae) from the brown long-eared bat Plecotus auritus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), with comments on parasitism," Systematic and Applied Acarology 24(3), 377-388, (11 March 2019). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.24.3.4
Received: 28 July 2018; Accepted: 25 February 2019; Published: 11 March 2019
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KEYWORDS
Acariformes
brown long-eared bat
Chiroptera
Demodecidae
Prostigmata
taxonomy
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