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Research Project: Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Eutrombicula daemoni Bassini-Silva and Jacinavicius, 2018 (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) parasitizing a dog in Brazil

item SAMPAIO, R.T. - Non ARS Employee
item BASSINI-SILVA, R. - Universidade De Sao Paulo
item REIS, N.M. - Non ARS Employee
item WELBOURN, W. - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron
item BARROS-BATTESTI, D. - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)
item JACINAVICIUS, F. - Universidade De Sao Paulo

Submitted to: International Journal of Acarology
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/1/2020
Publication Date: 1/27/2020
Citation: Sampaio, R.B., Bassini-Silva, R., Reis, N.O., Welbourn, W.C., Ochoa, R., Barros-Battesti, D.M., Jacinavicius, F.C. 2020. Eutrombicula daemoni Bassini-Silva and Jacinavicius, 2018 (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) parasitizing a dog in Brazil. International Journal of Acarology. 46(2):117-119.

Interpretive Summary: Chiggers are associated to many wild and domestic animals and could affect humans. This paper describes a new record of a chigger affecting a domesticated dog in Brazil. This information is usefull for people working with acari, domestic and wild animals, quarantine, agriculture and medical and veterinary fields.

Technical Abstract: Chigger mites are ectoparasites of several groups of terrestrial vertebrates and can cause severe itching in their hosts, this dermatitis is popularly known as trombiculiasis. Until now, in Brazil, there are 69 recognized species of chiggers, across most vertebrate taxa except in domesticated dogs. In this study, we are reporting the first known record of trombiculiasis with a domesticated dog as a host. This record additionally represents a new record of locality for the species Eutrombicula daemoni in Brazil.