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Redescription of Paracaropsis travisi (Baker, 1949) (Trombidiformes: Cheyletidae), with range expansion, additional host records, and reevaluation of cheyletid chaetotaxy based on the sejugal furrow

Skvarla, M. ; Fisher, J.R. and Dowling, A.P.G.

2014 - Volume: 54 Issue: 3 pages: 335-345


Acari Acariformes Prostigmata Cheyletoidea


A lectotype and paralectotype are designated for Paracaropsis travisi, which is redescribed and illustrated. Specimens are reported from additional Laphria hosts in Michigan and leaf litter in Arkansas. After comparision of Nearctic and Palearctic specimens, the synonymization of Paracaropsis travisi (Baker, 1949) and Paracaropsis strofi (Samsinak, 1956) is upheld. We also review the Grandjean System and reevaluate idosomal setal nomenclature in Cheyletidae based on the sejugal furrow.

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2014 Skvarla, M.; Fisher, J.R. and Dowling, A.P.G.


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