Trombicula

Trombicula autumnalis, copyright Alan R. Walker.

Belongs within: Trombiculidae.

Trombicula is a genus of chigger mites in which larvae bear flagelliform sensillae and five scutal setae (Gould 1956).

Characters (from Gould 1956): Larva with sensillae flagelliform, nude or branched; scutal setae 5; cheliceral blade unmodified, lacking teeth other than the tricuspid cap; coxae usually with single seta each, occasionally more on coxa III; empodia claw-like; caudal plate absent.

<==Trombicula Berlese 1905 [incl. Cotrombicula Vercammen-Grandjean 1960, Womersleyna Vercammen-Grandjean 1960] H98
|–*T. minor Berlese 1905 G56
|–T. agamae André 1929 L35
|–T. alfreddugesi G56
|–T. aplodontiae Brennan 1946 G56
|–T. autumnalis S61
|–T. carmenae K06
|–T. chiroptera Womersley & Heaslip 1943 H98
|–T. cynos Ewing 1937 G56
|–T. dasyphloea Domrow 1959 H98
|–T. dewae Domrow 1964 H98
|–T. elegans Womersley 1942 H98
|–T. geckobia (Womersley 1952) [=Tragardhula geckobia, Womersleyna geckobia] H98
|–T. giroudi L55
|–T. goldii G56
|–T. imperfecta Brennan & Jones 1954 G56
|–T. jessiemae Gould 1956 G56
|–T. lukoschusi (Goff 1983) [=Cotrombicula lukoschusi] H98
|–T. mitchellensis (Goff 1983) [=Cotrombicula mitchellensis] H98
|–T. montanensis Brennan 1946 G56
|–T. naultini Dumbleton 1947 SL71
|–T. quadriensis Womersley & Heaslip 1943 [=T. quadriense, T. quandriensis (l. c.)] H98
|–T. rugosa (Goff 1979) [=Cotrombicula rugosa] H98
|–T. scottae Brennan 1952 G56
|–T. signata Womersley 1934 H98
|–T. sola Gould 1956 G56
|–T. southcotti Womersley 1952 H98
|–T. splendens G56
|–T. thomsoni Womersley 1954 H98
|–T. trisetica Loomis & Crossley 1953 G56
|–T. victoriensis Audy & Womersley 1957 H98
`–T. willmanni KK54

*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.

[KK54] Klemmer, K., & H. E. Krampitz. 1954. Zur Kenntnis der Säugetierfauna Siziliens. Senckenbergiana Biologica 35 (3–4): 121–135.

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

[L55] Lavoipierre, M. M. J. 1955. On two new species and new records of Acarina mainly from the Ethiopian region. Parasitology 45 (1–2): 121–127.

[L35] Lawrence, R. F. 1935. The prostigmatic mites of South African lizards. Parasitology 27 (1): 1–45.

[S61] Southcott, R. V. 1961. Studies on the systematics and biology of the Erythraeoidea (Acarina), with a critical revision of the genera and subfamilies. Australian Journal of Zoology 9: 367–610.

[SL71] Spain, A. V., & M. Luxton. 1971. Catalog and bibliography of the Acari of the New Zealand subregion. Pacific Insects Monograph 25: 179–226.

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