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
AbstractAmong 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.
|Journal series||Acta Parasitologica, ISSN 1230-2821|
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|Keywords in English||Prostigmata, Demodex melesinus, demodecid mites, Mustelidae, Meles meles, Central Europe|
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