Contribution to the fauna of chiggers (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) parasitizing bats in Spain
Stekolnikov A.A., Quetglas J., Ibáñez C., Sánchez-Navarro S.
Acarologia, 62 (4): 1201–1209 (2022).
S U M M A R Y
Four chigger mite species were collected from different bat hosts in several provinces of Spain.
Leptotrombidium europaeum (Daniel & Brelih, 1959) and Ascoschoengastia latyshevi (Schluger, 1955)
has been recorded for the first time on bats; Leptotrombidium russicum (Oudemans, 1902), A. latyshevi and
Willmannium cavus moldaviensis Kudryashova, 1992 have been recorded for the first time from Spain. The latter
record represents also the first finding of the genus Willmannium Vercammen-Grandjean & Langston, 1976 in Western Europe.