A new species of chigger mite (Acariformes: Trombiculidae: Leeuwenhoekiinae) collected from a scorpion in Iran
Stekolnikov A.A., Mohammadi Bavani M., Rafinejad J., Saboori A.
International Journal of Acarology, 45(6-7): 341-346 (2019).
S U M M A R Y
A new species of chigger mite, Odontacarus scorpionivorus Stekolnikov and Saboori sp. nov., is
described from a scorpion Mesobuthus eupeus (Koch) in the West Azerbaijan Province of Iran. It is
the tenth known case of a chigger parasitizing an arthropod. The new species is similar to Odontacarus
paradoxus (André) described from a scorpion host in Greece and to a group of Odontacarus species
from Transcaucasia, Middle Asia, and China.