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Research Project: Mite Systematics and Arthropod Diagnostics, with Emphasis on Adventive and Invasive Species

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: First record of Blankaartia sinnamaryi (Floch & Fauran, 1956) (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) parasitizing the striped owl, Pseudoscops clamator (Vieillot, 1808) (Strigiformes: Strigidae) in Northeastern Brazil

Author
item BASSINI-SILVA, R - Butantan Institute
item JACINAVICIUS, F.C. - Butantan Institute
item HUANG-BASTOS, MATHEUS - Butantan Institute
item VIEIRA BATISTA, AKSA INGRID - Federal Rural University Of The Semi-Arid
item SOUZA DA SILVA, NATHALIACAROLIN - The Arruda Câmara Zoobotanical Park
item THIAGO FERREIRA, LOPES NERY - The Arruda Câmara Zoobotanical Park
item SOARES PEREIRA, JOSIVANIA - Federal Rural University Of The Semi-Arid
item WELBOURN, W.C. - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
item Ochoa, Ronald - Ron
item BARROS-BATTESTI, D.M. - Faculdade De Ciências Agrárias E Veterinárias De Jaboticabal-Unesp

Submitted to: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/26/2021
Publication Date: 5/30/2021
Citation: Bassini-Silva, R., Jacinavicius, F., Huang-Bastos, M., Vieira Batista, A., Souza Da Silva, N., Thiago Ferreira, L., Soares Pereira, J., Welbourn, W., Ochoa, R., Barros-Battesti, D. 2021. First record of Blankaartia sinnamaryi (Floch & Fauran, 1956) (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) parasitizing the striped owl, Pseudoscops clamator (Vieillot, 1808) (Strigiformes: Strigidae) in Northeastern Brazil. Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinaria. 30(3):1-4. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1984-29612021042.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/S1984-29612021042

Interpretive Summary: Chiggers are parasitic mites on vertebrate animals including humans. This paper reported a chigger species parasitizing an owl from Brazil. This mite association is important as owl are important predators of many rodents. This information is useful for people working with mites of medical and veterinary importance, quarantine, forest and agriculture ecosystems.

Technical Abstract: The chigger species Blankaartia sinnamaryi (Floch and Fauran) has been collected mainly from birds with a few records from reptiles and mammals. In Brazil, this species has been found on birds in the Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro states. Here, we report the first record of B. sinnamaryi parasitizing the striped owl in the Paraíba state, Brazil (northeastern region).