Journal Article

A New Species of the Genus <i>Hirstiella</i> (Acari: Prostigmata: Pterygosomatidae) Parasitic on <i>Phyllodactylus bordai</i> (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Mexico

in Journal of Medical Entomology

Volume 46, issue 3, pages 442-450
Published in print May 2009 | ISSN: 0022-2585
Published online October 2014 | e-ISSN: 1938-2928 | DOI:
A New Species of the Genus Hirstiella (Acari: Prostigmata: Pterygosomatidae) Parasitic on Phyllodactylus bordai (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Mexico

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Hirstiella jimenezi new species is described from specimens found on the gecko Phyllodactylus bordai Taylor in the southern part of Mexico and also recorded from a single specimen of P. tuberculosus magnus Taylor. The female, male, deutonymph, and larva are described and illustrated. This is the first finding of Pterygosomatid mites on hosts of this genus.

Keywords: Acari; Pterygosomatidae; Hirstiella jimenezi; lizard ectoparasites; Phyllodactylus bordai

Journal Article.  4877 words.  Illustrated.

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