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New species and new records of chiggers (Acarina: Trombiculidae) from Texas

Loomis, R.B. and Crossley, D.A., Jr.

1963 - Volume: 5 Issue: 3 pages: 371-383


Acari Trombiculidae Nearctic region Texas new species Pseudoschongastia Euschongastia Trombicula ecology and habits parasitism Prostigmata new hosts


Three new species of chiggers are described from Texas: Euschoengastia eadsi from rabbits, Trombicula breviseta from a mouse, Peromyscus eremicus (also from Mexico) and Trombicula texana from the bat Mormoops megalophylla. Additional records for 22 additional species of chiggers from reptiles, birds and mammals, include new state records for the following species: Leptotrombidium panamensis, Microtrombicula crossleyi, Neotrombicula whartoni, Odontacarus cayolargoensis, Odontacarus plumosus, Pseudoschoengastia audyi (also the first record for the United· States), Pseudoschoengastia jarneri and Whartonia whartoni.

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