Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: A case of co-parasitism of Sarcoptes scabiei (De Geer, 1778) (Sarcoptiformes: Sarcoptidae) and Cheyletiella parasitivorax (Mégnin, 1878) (Trombidiformes: Cheyletidae) in an European rabbit in Guatemala
|GARCIA-OCHAETA, J. FERNANDO - Institute Of Agricultural Science And Technology (ICTA)|
|JACINAVICIUS, F.C. - Universidade De Sao Paulo|
|BARROS-BATTESTI, D.M. - Universidade De Sao Paulo|
|Ochoa, Ronald - Ron|
|BASSINI-SILVA, R. - Universidade De Sao Paulo|
Submitted to: International Journal of Acarology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/28/2020
Publication Date: 10/14/2020
Citation: Garcia-Ochaeta, J., Jacinavicius, F., Barros-Battesti, D., Ochoa, R., Bassini-Silva, R. 2020. A case of co-parasitism of Sarcoptes scabiei (De Geer, 1778) (Sarcoptiformes: Sarcoptidae) and Cheyletiella parasitivorax (Mégnin, 1878) (Trombidiformes: Cheyletidae) in an European rabbit in Guatemala. International Journal of Acarology. 46(6):474-476.
Interpretive Summary: Several species of mites can cause severe dermatitis damage and reduction in yield to poultry and meat farms. In May 2020 two different mite species were discovered in Guatemala attacking an European rabbit in a local farm. Comparative morphological indicated that both mites were causing cutaneous disorders. Quarantine control measures have been put into place to prevent the spread of the mites. These findings are of interest to rabbit farm industry, acarologist, biological control scientists, animal & plant quarantine officers, veterinarians and USDA-APHIS border inspectors
Technical Abstract: Several mite families are specialized to parasitize only mammals causing severe dermatitis on their skins. Furthermore, few studies highlight co-parasitism between these families and their impact. We are reporting a case of co-parasitism between two families, Sarcoptidae and Cheyletidae, specifically the presence of Sarcoptes scabiei and Cheyletiella parasitivorax on a rabbit kept in captivity in Guatemala. Also, this is the first report of C. parasitivorax in Guatemala.