Journal:

2010. 18 (1)

Publicatione: 
KEPKATROMBICULA NOM. N., A NEW NAME FOR THE CHIGGER MITE GENUS EUTONELLA KUDRYASHOVA, 1988 (ACARI: TROMBICULIDAE), WITH NOTES ON ITS SYSTEMATICS



About authors:

Kudryashova N. I., Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Bolshaya Nikitskaya str. 6, Moscow 125009, Russia
Stekol’nikov A. A., Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya 1, St. Petersburg 199034, RUSSIA

Annotation:

A new substitute name, Kepkatrombicula nom. n., is proposed for the chigger mite genus Eutonella Kudryashova, 1988 (preoccupied by Müller, 1921 for caddis flies); list of included species is given. Validity of the genus and taxonomic status of a human-infesting chigger Trombicula desaleri Methlagl, 1928 are discussed.

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