Two new species of chiggers (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) from Brazil
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Chigger mites are parasites of terrestrial vertebrates, including humans. Here, we describe two new species belonging to the American genera Colicus Brennan and Parasecia Loomis. Both species were described on the base of museum specimens originated from Minas Gerais State, Brazil, Colicus barrosbattestiae n. sp. parasitizing the rodent, Oligoryzomys fornesi and Parasecia jacinaviciusi n. sp. parasitizing the marsupial, Monodelphis domestica.
Bassini-Silva R, Welbourn C, Ochoa R. Two new species of chiggers (Trombidiformes: Trombiculidae) from Brazil. J Med Entomol. 2021 Apr;in press. doi:10.1093/jme/tjab062.
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