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Title: A revised checklist of chigger mites (Acari: Trombiculidae) from Thailand, with the description of three new species
Authors: Kittipong Chaisiri
Alexandr A. Stekolnikov
Benjamin L. Makepeace
Serge Morand
University of Liverpool
Mahidol University
Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
Centre d'Infectiologie Christophe Mérieux du Laos
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Immunology and Microbiology
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2016
Citation: Journal of Medical Entomology. Vol.53, No.2 (2016), 321-342
Abstract: © The Authors 2016. Chigger mites of Thailand were studied on the basis of larvae collected from 19 small mammal species (17 species of Rodentia, 1 species of Erinaceomorpha, and 1 species of Scandentia) and revision of published data. Samples of 38 trombiculid species were collected from 11 provinces. Three new species were described: Trombiculindus kosapani sp. nov., Helenicula naresuani sp. nov., and Walchia chavali sp. nov. Ten species were recorded in Thailand for the first time: Leptotrombidium sialkotense Vercammen-Grandjean and Langston, 1976; Leptotrombidium subangulare Wen and Xiang, 1984; Leptotrombidium tenompaki Stekolnikov, 2013; Leptotrombidium turdicola Vercammen- Grandjean and Langston, 1976; Leptotrombidium yunlingense Yu, Yang, Zhang and Hu, 1981; Lorillatum hekouensis Yu, Chen and Lin, 1996; Helenicula pilosa (Abonnenc and Taufflieb, 1957); Gahrliepia xiaowoi Wen and Xiang, 1984; Walchiaminuscuta Chen, 1978; andWalchia ventralis (Womersley, 1952). In all, 99 chiggermite species were considered; the presence of 93 species was established in Thailand by original data or properly documented records in the scientific literature. Evidence for 64 species records of 147 from a previous checklist of Thai chiggers (Tanskul 1993) remains unknown. Distribution of chigger species by geographical regions of Thailand is discussed.
ISSN: 00222585
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2016-2017

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