Demodex melesinus (Acariformes: Demodecidae) - the forgotten European badger parasite, rediscovered after 100 years

Joanna Nina Izdebska , Karolina Cierocka , Leszek Rolbiecki , Paulina Kozina , Marta Kołodziej-Sobocińska


Among 15 demodecid mite species (Acariformes: Demodecidae) recorded from carnivorans Carnivora, 3 species were described from mustelids Mustelidae. They are known only from single records, for which Demodex erminae has been described from the stoat Mustela erminea from Great Britain and New Zealand, D. melesinus from the European badger Meles meles known solely from Great Britain and D. lutrae discovered in the Eurasian otter Lutra lutra from Poland. The current record confirms the existence of D. melesinus, in badger from Poland, after close to one hundred years from its original description, as well as the first detection of the male for this species.
Author Joanna Nina Izdebska (FB / DIZP)
Joanna Nina Izdebska,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Karolina Cierocka (FB / DIZP)
Karolina Cierocka,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Leszek Rolbiecki (FB / DIZP)
Leszek Rolbiecki,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Paulina Kozina (FB / DIZP)
Paulina Kozina,,
- Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology
, Marta Kołodziej-Sobocińska
Marta Kołodziej-Sobocińska,,
Journal seriesActa Parasitologica, ISSN 1230-2821, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishProstigmata, Demodex melesinus, demodecid mites, Mustelidae, Meles meles, Central Europe
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.039 (2) - 2017=1.121 (5)
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