oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Further Notes on Laelaptid Mites Parasitic on Vertebrates. A Preliminary Study to the Ethiopian Fauna
|Article Title||Further Notes on Laelaptid Mites Parasitic on Vertebrates. A Preliminary Study to the Ethiopian Fauna|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 The South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Nov 1951|
|Pages||63 - 93|
|Keyword(s)||Chelicerae, Dermanyssinae, Haemolaelaps, Hypoaspis, Laelaptidae, Liponyssinae, Macrocheles, Mesostigmatic mites and Parasitic on vertebrates|
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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