Description of Parasecia Fernandae sp.n. (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) and new records of chiggers from rodents in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil

Instituto Butantan. Laboratório Especial de Coleções Zoológicas. São Paulo, SP, Brasil / Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia. São Paulo, SP, Brasil.

Access type:openAccess
Publication Date:2018
Main Author: Jacinavicius, Fernando C.
Other Authors: Bassini-Silva, Ricardo, Amorim, Marinete, Gazêta, Gilberto S., Siqueira, Liege R., Welbourn, Warren C., Barros-Battesti, Darci M.
Document type: Article
Language:eng
Published: KMK Scientific Press
Online Access:https://www.arca.fiocruz.br/handle/icict/33107
Citation:JACINAVICIUS, Fernando C. et al. Description of Parasecia Fernandae sp.m. (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) and new records of chiggers from rodents in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Acarina, v. 26, n. 2, p. 205-211, 2018.
English abstract: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).