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A rare finding of mites (Arachnida: Acari: Leeuwenhoekiidae) parasitising a whip spider (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Charinidae)

Goncalves-Souza, Thiago [1] ; Giupponi, Alessandro P. L. [2] ; Hernandes, Fablo A. [3]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Inst Oswaldo Cruz, Lab Referencia Nacl Vetores Riquetsioses, Colecao Artropodes Vetores Apteros Imp Saude Comi, Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista Jnlio Mesquita Filho, Inst Biociencias Rio Claro, Dept Zool, Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: FOLIA PARASITOLOGICA; v. 61, n. 2, p. 182-184, APR 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 7

Twelve larvae of unidentified species of Odontacarus Ewing, 1929 (Acari: Leeuwenhoekiidae) were found parasitising an adult male whip spider Charinus brasilianus Weygoldt (Charinidae) in Santa Teresa, mountainous region of Espirito Santo state, southeastern Brazil. These larvae occurred in the intersegmental membrane of prosoma and legs. This is the first report of ectoparasitic mites infecting a charinid whip spider and the first record of leeuwenhoekiid mites parasitising an invertebrate host. We suggest that future studies are essential to understand the reasons why these events of parasitism are so rare in the order Amblypygi. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/20805-8 - Diversity and taxonomy of feather mites (Arachnida: Acari: Astigmata) on Passeriformes (Aves) in Brazil
Grantee:Fábio Rau Akashi Hernandes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - BIOTA - Young Researchers
FAPESP's process: 11/50145-0 - Diversity and taxonomy of feather mites (Arachnida: Acari: Astigmata) on birds of Brazil
Grantee:Fábio Rau Akashi Hernandes
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Young Investigators Grants