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Research Project: Systematics of Acari and Hemiptera: Plant Pests, Predators, and Disease Vectors

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: A new species of Hannemania Oudemans, 1911 (Trombidiformes: Leeuwenhoekiidae) from Brazil

item BASSINI-SILVA, R. - Universidad De Sao Paulo
item HUANG-BASTOS, MATHEUS - Universidad De Sao Paulo
item DRAUSIO, HONORIO MORAIS - Universidade Federal De Uberlândia
item EDNA PAULINO DE, ALCANTARA - Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
item ROBSON WALDEMAR, AVILA - Universidade Estadual Do Ceara
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: Systematic Parasitology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/15/2021
Publication Date: 7/23/2021
Citation: Bassini-Silva, R., Huang-Bastos, M., Drausio, H., Edna Paulino De, A., Robson Waldemar, A., Welbourn, W., Ochoa, R., Barros-Battesti, D., Jacinavicius, F. 2021. A new species of Hannemania Oudemans, 1911 (Trombidiformes: Leeuwenhoekiidae) from Brazil. Systematic Parasitology. 55(19-20):1277-1287.

Interpretive Summary: Chiggers are parasitic mites on many vertebrate animals including humans. This paper described a new species associated with frogs from Brazil. This mite association is important as frogs are consider fragile members of the forest ecosystem. This information is useful for people working with mites of medical and veterinary importance, quarantine, forest and agriculture ecosystems.

Technical Abstract: Hannemania has 27 described species parasitizing amphibians in the Americas. To date, five species have been recorded from Brazil. Here, we describe a new species for the country, collected parasitizing the South American white-lipped grassfrog, Miranda's white-lipped frog, basin white-lipped, Bahia dwarf frog, and granular toad all from Ceará State, Brazil.