Journal:

2018. 26 (2)

Publicatione: 
DESCRIPTION OF PARASECIA FERNANDAE SP.N. (TROMBIDIFORMES: TROMBICULIDAE) AND NEW RECORDS OF CHIGGERS FROM RODENTS IN RIO DE JANEIRO STATE, BRAZIL



About authors:

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
Bassini-Silva R., University of São Paulo, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandary, São Paulo, Brazil
Amorim M., Oswaldo Cruz Foundation—Fiocruz, Laboratory of National Reference on Rickettsiosis Vectors, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gazêta G.S., Oswaldo Cruz Foundation—Fiocruz, Laboratory of National Reference on Rickettsiosis Vectors, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Siqueira L.R., Oswaldo Cruz Foundation-Fiocruz, Laboratory of National Reference on Rickettsiosis Vectors, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Welbourn W.C., Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Gainesville, 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

Annotation:

In this article, we describe a new species of chiggers, Parasecia fernandae sp.n., and report the presence of Arisocerus hertigi (Brennan et Jones, 1964), Eutrombicula goeldii (Oudemans, 1910), Microtrombicula brachytrichia Brennan, 1971, Parasecia manueli (Brennan et Jones, 1960), Quadraseta brasiliensis Goff et Gettinger, 1989 and Serratacarus dietzi Goff et Whitaker, 1984, for the first time in Rio de Janeiro State. P. manueli is a new record for Brazil. All of these species of chiggers were found parasitizing Nectomys squamipes (Brants, 1827). Besides that, A. hertigi was found on Oxymycterus sp., and S. dietzi—on Cerradomys subflavus (Wagner, 1842).

DOI: 10.21684/0132-8077-2018-26-2-205-211

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