Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: New record of Cheyletiella parasitivorax (Mégnin, 1878) (Trombidiformes; Cheyletidae) from Brazil with an illustrated species key to the genus
|BARROS-BATTESTI, D. - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)|
|BASSINI-SILVA, R. - Butantan Institute|
|JACINAVICIUS, F. - Butantan Institute|
|MARCOS, ROGRTIO ANDRE - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)|
|Ochoa, Ronald - Ron|
|RAPHAEL, VIEIRA RAMOS - Universidade De Campinas (UNICAMP)|
|SILMARA, MARQUES ALLEGRE - Universidade De Campinas (UNICAMP)|
Submitted to: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/20/2020
Publication Date: 5/22/2020
Citation: Barros-Battesti, D.M., Bassini-Silva, R., Jacinavicius, F.C., Marcos, R., Ochoa, R., Raphael, V., Silmara, M.T. 2020. New record of Cheyletiella parasitivorax (Mégnin, 1878) (Trombidiformes; Cheyletidae) from Brazil with an illustrated species key to the genus. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria. 29(2):1-9.
Interpretive Summary: This article is about mite species of economic importance, which are often neglected. The mites are associated with mammals, including cattle, dogs, cats and rabbits, and can cause severe irritation and secondary injuries for their host. These mites belong to a family that includes predator mites common on plants. There are also medical concerns as the mites can be passed onto the human caretakers. The information in this paper will be helpful for doctors, veterinarians, entomologists and quarantine officers.
Technical Abstract: The cheyletid mites that parasitize mammals have been neglected for a long time in Brazil, although they can be common on pets. Considering the injuries that this group of mites can cause in the host, here, we are reporting a new occurrence of Cheyletiella parasitivorax and including the few literature records. In addition, we are also presenting an illustrated dichotomous key for identification of species of this genus.