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Research Project: Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Synonymy of the genus Delmohius Brennan and Goff, 1978 with Carebareia Goff and Brennan, 1977 (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae)

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

Submitted to: Systematic and Applied Acarology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/5/2020
Publication Date: 7/6/2020
Citation: Bassini-Silva, R., Jacinavicius, F., Welbourn, W., Ochoa, R., Barros-Battesti, D. 2020. Synonymy of the genus Delmohius Brennan and Goff, 1978 with Carebareia Goff and Brennan, 1977 (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae). Systematic and Applied Acarology. 25(7):1188-1198.

Interpretive Summary: Chiggers are associated to wild and domestic animals including humans. This paper synonymized two monotypic genera affecting opossum in Venezuela. This information is usefull for people working with acari, domestic and wild animals, quarantine, agriculture and medical and veterinary fields.

Technical Abstract: Chiggers have been studied throughout the world for their role in disease transmission. Venezuela has the largest chigger diversity in South America. In a review of Venezuelan genera, two monotypic genera described from Robinson's Mouse Opossum collected in Falcon State and after examination of the types of both genera, it was found that Delmohius hardyi Brennan and Goff and Carebareia johnstoni Goff and Brennan are the same species. Therefore, we are proposing the synonymy of Delmohius with Carebareia.