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Research Project: Plant Feeding Mite (Acari) Systematics

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: A new genus of chiggers (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) from bats in Jamaica

item BASSINI-SILVA, R. - Universidad De Sao Paulo
item HUANG-BASTOS, MATHEUS - Universidad 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)
item JACINAVICIUS, F.C. - Universidad De Sao Paulo

Submitted to: Acta Parasitologica
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/15/2021
Publication Date: 2/8/2021
Citation: Bassini-Silva, R., Huang-Bastos, M., Welbourn, W., Ochoa, R., Barros-Battesti, D., Jacinavicius, F. 2021. A new genus of chiggers (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) from bats in Jamaica. Acta Parasitologica. 66(3):1001-1007.

Interpretive Summary: Chiggers represent a large group of mites with many species of veterinary and medical importance. The larvae are parasitic feeding on blood and carring diseases. This paper described a new genus of a chigger associated with bats in Jamaica. This information is useful for people working with mites of medical and veterinary importance, quarantine and agriculture.

Technical Abstract: The Caribbean country Jamaica has only seven reported chigger species. Of these, one was recorded from bats. In the present study, we describe a new genus and species parasitizing the Antillean ghost-faced bat in Jamaica.