oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Further Notes on Laelaptid Mites Parasitic on Vertebrates. A Preliminary Study to the Ethiopian Fauna

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The systematics of the mesostigmatic mites parasitic on vertebrates are still in a very unsatisfactory condition. Zumpt (1950a) in his first paper on this group adopted, in general outline, the classification given by Vitzthum in his last comprehensive work (1943) in which he created a large family Laelaptidae containing, as subfamilies, also the Liponyssinae, Dermanyssinae and those groups which live in the respiratory system of various vertebrates. Various keys to the subfamilies of Laelaptidae parasitic are given.

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