Case Report

The first finding of parasitic mite, Parasteatonyssus nyctinomi (Mesostigmata: Gamasina: Macronyssidae), in Namibia

Maria V. Orlova, Theresa M. Laverty, Will K. Reeves, Elena M. Gratton, Mallory L. Davies
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 91 | a2002 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v91i0.2002 | © 2020 Maria V. Orlova, Theresa M. Laverty, Will K. Reeves, Elena M. Gratton, Mallory L. Davies | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 July 2019 | Published: 21 May 2020

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Maria V. Orlova, Institute of X-Bio, University of Tyumen, Tyumen, Russia; and, Laboratory of biodiversity monitoring, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Theresa M. Laverty, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, United States
Will K. Reeves, C. P. Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Museum Affiliate, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, United States
Elena M. Gratton, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, United States
Mallory L. Davies, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, United States


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Abstract

Sixty-four individuals of a macronyssid mite, Parasteatonyssus nyctinomi (Zumpt, Patterson 1951), were identified from Egyptian free-tailed bats Tadarida aegyptiaca (É. Geoffroy 1818) (Chiroptera: Molossidae) captured in the Kunene region of Namibia (southern Africa). This is the first report on P. nyctinomi in the country.

Keywords

Parasteatonyssus nyctinomi; Macronyssidae; Tadarida aegyptiaca. Namibia; Egyptian free-tailed bat

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