First record of Eutrombicula tinami (Oudemans, 1910) (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) parasitizing a cat in Brazil

Chigger mites are ectoparasites of terrestrial tetrapods and can cause dermatitis in the host, known as trombiculiasis. In Brazil, there are 73 species of chiggers; however, cats never have recorded as a host in this country. Here, we report the first record of chiggers parasitizing a domestic cat in Brazil; and a new locality for Eutrombicula tinami (Oudemans 1910) in the Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil.
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Chiggers;  Ectoparasites;  Rio Grande do Sul State;  Trombiculiasis

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Cousandier G., Bassini-Silva R, Huang-Bastos M., Barros-Battesti D.M., Jacinavicius FC, Castro L.L.D. First record of Eutrombicula tinami (Oudemans, 1910) (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) parasitizing a cat in Brazil. Parasitol. Res.. 2020 Nov;in press. doi:10.1007/s00436-020-06974-z.
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