Annotated checklist of chigger mites (Trombidiformes: Leeuwenhoekiidae, Trombiculidae and Walchiidae) in Sri Lanka


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Chigger mites (Leeuwenhoekiidae, Trombiculidae, and Walchiidae) are parasites of any terrestrial vertebrate. The present study updates the list of chigger mite (Trombiculidae, Leeuwenhoekiidae, and Walchiidae) species recorded from Sri Lanka along with taxonomic classification based on previous investigations since 1946 to date and our observations in western and southern parts of the country. This checklist listed 15 species in 9 genera within the three chigger families. For now, murid species were the host most sampledparasitized by chiggers in Sri Lanka. However, further studies are required to increase the diversity of chigger mites in Sri Lanka and probably the description of new species, which will be possible with morphological and molecular characterization.
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Ashani M.L.S., Gunathilaka P.A.D.H.N., Premarathne B.A.H.R., Chandrasena T.G.A.N., Jacinavicius FC, Bassini-Silva R. Annotated checklist of chigger mites (Trombidiformes: Leeuwenhoekiidae, Trombiculidae and Walchiidae) in Sri Lanka. Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports. 2022 Sep; 34:100771. doi:10.1016/j.vprsr.2022.100771.
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https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2022.100771
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2022


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