Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: A checklist of chiggers from Brazil, including new records (Acari: Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae and Leeuwenhoekiidae)
|JACINAVICIUS, F. - Non ARS Employee|
|BASSINI-SILVA, R. - Non ARS Employee|
|MENDOZA-ROLDAN, J. - Non ARS Employee|
|ALMIR, R. - Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais|
|Ochoa, Ronald - Ron|
|WELBOURN, W. - Florida Department Of Agriculture|
|BARROS-BATTESTI, D. - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)|
Submitted to: ZooKeys
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/16/2018
Publication Date: 3/14/2018
Citation: Jacinavicius, F.C., Bassini-Silva, R., Mendoza-Roldan, J.A., Almir, R.P., Ochoa, R., Welbourn, W.C., Barros-Battesti, D.M. 2018. A checklist of chiggers from Brazil, including new records (Acari: Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae and Leeuwenhoekiidae). ZooKeys. 743:1-41.
Interpretive Summary: There are hundreds species of chiggers in the world and all are parasites that feed on vertebrates including birds. This is a checklist of the chigger mites present in Brazil. These results are important to public health officials, animal protection officers, extension workers, agriculture scientists, entomologists and farmers.
Technical Abstract: A checklist of the family Trombiculidae and Leeuwenhoekiidae is presented, containing 63 species in 30 genera of chiggers from 80 different hosts and 146 localities in Brazil. The type locality and depository are provided, including new locality and host records for the country.