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First finding of the chigger mite Neotrombicula talmiensis (Acari: Trombiculidae) in Italy

Author:
Stekolnikov, Alexandr A., Ballardini, Marco, Mignone, Walter, Scapin, Paola, Ulbano, Massimo, Marsan, Andrea, Balduzzi, Andrea
Source:
International journal of acarology 2014 v.40 no.6 pp. 419-420
ISSN:
1945-3892
Subject:
Neotrombicula, Sciurus carolinensis, acarology, chiggers, squirrels, Italy
Abstract:
The first record of the chigger mite Neotrombicula talmiensis (Schluger, 1955) in Italy and on the grey squirrel Sciurus carolinensis Gmelin is reported. Four chigger specimens were found on this invasive North American squirrel species in February 2014 in the territory of Parchi di Nervi, Genoa.
Agid:
1225440