Eutrombicula

Eutrombicula alfreddugesi on anole dewlap, from Parasite of the Day.

Belongs within: Trombiculidae.

Eutrombicula is a genus of chigger mites in which larvae have a roughly rectangular scutum with all scutal setae branched or plumose (Gould 1956).

Characters (from Gould 1956): Larvae with scutum roughly rectangular, often with rounded posterior margin, all scutal setae branched or plumose; palpal claw bifurcate, axial prong external to smaller accessory prong; leg III usually with one or more mastitarsalae.

<==Eutrombicula Ewing 1938 H98 [incl. Acariscus Ewing 1943 G56, Siseca Audy 1956 H98, Trombiculoides Jacot 1938 G56]
|–E. alfreddugesi (Oudemans 1920) L07 [=Microtrombidium alfreddugesi H07]
|–E. batatas (Linnaeus 1758) (see below for synonymy) G56
|–E. belkini (Gould 1950) [=Trombicula (Eutrombicula) belkini] G56
|–E. goeldii K06
|–E. hirsti (Sambon 1927) [=Trombicula hirsti] H98
|–E. macropus (Womersley 1936) [=Trombicula macropus] H98
|–E. microps Lawrence 1951 L51
|–E. montensis L51
|–E. rara (Walch 1924) [=Trombicula rara, Siseca rara] H98
|–E. samboni (Womersley 1939) [=Trombicula samboni] H98
|–E. sarcina (Womersley 1944) [=Trombicula sarcina] H98
|–E. southcotti (Womersley & Audy 1957) [=Siseca southcotti] H98
|–E. splendens WL09
|–E. thori (Womersley 1952) [=Trombicula thori, Siseca thori] H98
|–E. tovelli (Womersley 1952) [=Trombicula tovelli; incl. T. ablephara Womersley 1952, Eutrombicula ablephara] H98
|–E. vandiemeni (Domrow 1962) [=Siseca vandiemeni] H98
`–E. wichmanni (Oudemans 1905) [=Thrombidium wichmanni, Trombicula wichmanni] H98

Eutrombicula batatas (Linnaeus 1758) [=Acarus batatas, Leptus batatas, Microthrombidium batatas, Otonyssus batatas, Thrombidium batatas, Trombicula (Eutrombicula) batatas; incl. Tr. brasiliensis Ewing 1925, Tr. flui Van Thiel 1930, Acariscus flui, Eutrombicula flui, Trombicula hominis Ewing 1933, Acariscus hominis, Eutrombicula hominis, Trombicula pastorae Boshell & Kerr 1942] G56

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[G56] Gould, D. J. 1956. The larval trombiculid mites of California (Acarina: Trombiculidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 11 (1): 1–116.

[H98] Halliday, R. B. 1998. Mites of Australia: A checklist and bibliography. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.

[H07] Hoffmann, A. 2007. Acarology in Mexico: prehispanic to modern times. In: Morales-Malacara, J. B., V. M. Behan-Pelletier, E. Ueckermann, T. M. Pérez, E. G. Estrada-Venegas & M. Badii (eds) Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress pp. 21–26. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

[K06] Kwiecinski, G. G. 2006. Phyllostomus discolor. Mammalian Species 801: 1–11.

[L07] Lareschi, M. 2007. Seasonal occurrence of ectoparasites associated with the water rat Scapteromys aquaticus (Muridae, Sigmodontinae) from Punta Lara, Argentina. In: Morales-Malacara, J. B., V. M. Behan-Pelletier, E. Ueckermann, T. M. Pérez, E. G. Estrada-Venegas & M. Badii (eds) Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress pp. 233–240. Instituto de Biología and Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Sociedad Latinoamericana de Acarología: México.

[L51] Lawrence, R. F. 1951. New parasitic mites form South African lizards. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 31 (4): 447–459.

[WL09] Walter, D. E., E. E. Lindquist, I. M. Smith, D. R. Cook & G. W. Krantz. 2009. Order Trombidiformes. In: Krantz, G. W. & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 233–420. Texas Tech University Press.

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