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The first record of a chigger mite of the genus Neotrombicula (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) in the northwest of European Russia
Stekolnikov A.A., Tretyakov K.A.
Parazitologiya, 51 (6): 534-539 (2017). [In Russian]
S U M M A R Y
A chigger mite species Neotrombicula absoluta Schluger, 1966, which was previously known only from its type locality in Transcarpathian Region of Ukraine,
has been found in the vicinities of Kurgolovo Village (Kingisepp District, Leningrad Province, Russia). A single specimen of this species has been collected from the common shrew Sorex araneus L.
It is the first record of the genus Neotrombicula (which includes the most usual causative agents of trombiculiasis of humans and domestic animals in Europe)
in the northwestern part of European Russia.