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2018. 26 (2)


About authors:

Bassini-Silva R., University of São Paulo, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandary, São Paulo, Brazil
Jacinavicius F.C., Butantan Institute, Special Laboratory for Zoological Collections, São Paulo, Brazil. 2University of São Paulo, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandary, São Paulo, Brazil
Welbourn W.C., Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville, USA
Ochoa R., United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Beltsville, USA
Barros-Battesti D.M., University of São Paulo, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandary, São Paulo, Brazil. São Paulo State University (UNESP), School of Agricultural and Veterinarian Sciences, Jaboticabal, Brazil


The genus Apolonia is only known from the single species, Apolonia tigipioensis Torres et Braga, occurring in Venezuela and northeastern Brazil. The larval stage is primarily a parasite of birds, but they may parasitize mammals, including humans. This species can cause nodular lesions in birds. In the present study, we are redescribing the species A. tigipioensis based on the slides deposited at the Acari Collection of the Butantan Institute. Furthermore, we designate a lectotype and paralectotype for this species.

DOI: 10.21684/0132-8077-2018-26-2-197-204


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