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19 March 2019 Six new and one little known species of chigger mites (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) from South Africa
Alexandr A. Stekolnikov, Sonja Matthee
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Six new chigger mite species were described from rodents of South Africa: Ascoschoengastia ueckermannisp. nov.,Schoutedenichia horakisp. nov.,Herpetacarus octosetosussp. nov.,Herpetacarus decasetosussp. nov.,Microtrombicula graphiurisp. nov. and Trombicula walkeraesp. nov. The genus Trombicula Berlese, 1905 sensu stricto, which is known from South Asia and Australia, is recorded on the African continent for the first time. Two new species of Herpetacarus Vercammen-Grandjean, 1960 present an example of closely related sympatric chigger species that occur on the same host individual.

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Alexandr A. Stekolnikov and Sonja Matthee "Six new and one little known species of chigger mites (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) from South Africa," Systematic and Applied Acarology 24(3), 435-466, (19 March 2019). https://doi.org/10.11158/saa.24.3.9
Received: 7 November 2018; Accepted: 8 February 2019; Published: 19 March 2019
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chiggers
Ethiopian region
parasites of rodents
taxonomy
zoogeography
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