Gamasine mite (Parasitiformes, Mesostigmata) infestations of bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera) in Turkey


Cicek H., Stanyukovich M. K. , Yagci S., Aktas M., Karaer Z.

ACTA PARASITOLOGICA, cilt.52, ss.247-249, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 52 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2478/s11686-007-0038-8
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA PARASITOLOGICA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.247-249

Özet

The present study was conducted on bats from different locations in Turkey. Of 33 bats, belonging to 10 species, 10 individuals (30.3%) of four species were infected with gamasine mites. Fifty-three mites belonging to 2 families (Spinturnicidae and Macronyssidae) were collected. The spinturnicid Spinturnix myoti (Kolenati) was the most abundant species (27 specimens) and only recorded n Myotis nattereri (Kuhl). The species Steatonyssus periblepharus (Kolenati) and the genera Steatonyssus, Macronyssus and Ancystropus are reported from Turkey for the first time, while new host and distributional data are presented.