fauna of chigger mites (Acari: Trombiculidae) parasitize bats in Cuba
M. Daniel and A.A.
S U M M A R Y
Three new species, Microtrombicula
cernyi n. sp., M. septemsetosa
n. sp. and Myotrombicula dusbabeki
n. sp., are described from bats collected in Cuba. M.
boneti (Hoffmann, 1952) is recorded for the first time in
Cuba and on several new host genera and species.
M. cernyi n. sp.
is similar to M. carmenae (Brennan et Jones, 1960)
and differs from this species in fPp=B/B/NNB against B/B/BNB, palpal
claw 2-pronged vs. 3-pronged, eyes 2 vs. 2+2, fPp=2H-8-8-8-... vs.
2H-6-6-6-4-2-2, and NDV=85—90 vs. 58.
n. sp. differs from all other Microtrombicula
in having fT=6BS or 7B vs. 6B. It is similar to M. sturnirae
Webb et Loomis, 1971 and differs from this species in absence of
pretarsala II, much longer tarsala I (24 vs. 12—15), eyes 2 vs. 2+2,
very convex anterior margin of scutum, fPp=B/B/NNB vs. B/B/BBB, 4 setae
in 4th row of D (vs. 6) and Ip=470—520 vs. 518—580).
Myotrombicula dusbabeki n.
sp. differs from all other Myotrombicula
in absence of eyes, simple cheliceral blade, NDV=243 vs. 130—150, very
small scutum, gnathosoma and legs.