Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: A revision of Parasecia Loomis 1966 (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) with a description 1 of a new species, a new genus and a key to species
|BASSINI-SILVA, R. - Universidad De Sao Paulo|
|JACINAVICIUS, F.C. - Universidad De Sao Paulo|
|OLIVEIRA, M. - Universidade Federal Rural Do Rio De Janeiro|
|PEINADO, L.C. - Universidade Federal De Mato Grosso|
|FAXINA, C. - Universidade Federal De Mato Grosso|
|MOREIRA-LIMA, L. - Universidad De Sao Paulo|
|WELBOURN, W.C. - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services|
|Ochoa, Ronald - Ron|
|FISCHER, E. - Universidade Federal De Mato Grosso|
|HINGST-ZAHER, ERIKA - Universidad De Sao Paulo|
|FAMADAS, K.M. - Universidade Federal Rural Do Rio De Janeiro|
|FACCINI, J.L. - Universidade Federal Rural Do Rio De Janeiro|
|BARROS-BATTESTI, D.M. - Sao Paulo State University (UNESP)|
Submitted to: Journal of Medical Entomology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/17/2020
Publication Date: 1/1/2021
Citation: Bassini-Silva, R., Jacinavicius, F., Oliveira, M., Peinado, L., Faxina, C., Moreira-Lima, L., Welbourn, W., Ochoa, R., Fischer, E., Hingst-Zaher, E., Famadas, K., Faccini, J.H., Barros-Battesti, D. 2021. A revision of Parasecia Loomis 1966 (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) with a description 1 of a new species, a new genus and a key to species. Journal of Medical Entomology. 58(1):146-181. https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa149.
Interpretive Summary: Chiggers are associated with wild and domestic animals, including humans. This paper described a new genus and new species of chigger mites associated with birds, reptiles, and mammals in the Nearctic and Neotropical regions. This information would be useful for people working in Acari, domestic and wild animals, quarantine, agriculture, medical, and veterinary fields.
Technical Abstract: Chiggers of the genus Parasecia parasitize birds, mammals and reptiles in the Nearctic and Neotropical regions. In the present rewiew, we examined 18 species previously included in the genus, being 15 of them retained in the genus Parasecia, one genus was created, Nahuacarus bulbocalcar n. gen., and new combinations were proposed for two species: Lorillatum lasiurus n. comb. and Lorillatum orphana n. comb. In addition, Parasecia kansasensis is synonymized with Parasecia gurneyi, Parasecia gilbetoi n. sp. is described and new locality and host records were added for Parasecia chara, Parasecia longicalcar, Parasecia manueli and Parasecia thalurania.