Trombigastia nycteris Vercammen-Grandjean et Fain, 1958

Stekolnikov, Alexandr A., 2018, African chiggers (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) in the collection of Alex Fain, with a description of a new genus and three new species, Acarologia 58 (2), pp. 265-286 : 280

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https://doi.org/ 10.24349/acarologia/20184240

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4521457

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Trombigastia nycteris Vercammen-Grandjean et Fain, 1958
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Trombigastia nycteris Vercammen-Grandjean et Fain, 1958

Material examined — 1 larva ( IRSNB) from Nycteris macrotis Dobson ( Chiroptera : Nycteridae), RWANDA, unknown locality (slide label: “Ada”; it could be an abbreviation of “Astrida”, currently Butare, 2°36′S, 29°45′E), Oct. 1955 GoogleMaps ; 2 larvae (in 1 slide, IRSNB) from Nycteris sp ., DR CONGO, unknown locality (slide label: “ Grotte Bazase, Congo ”; probably a cave near Basase , 5°38′49′′S, 24°35′48′′E), 12 Jun. 1968 GoogleMaps .

Remarks — This species was known only from its type series collected from Nycteris hispida (Schreber) in the region of Butare, Rwanda, 15 Oct. 1955. Probably, the specimen from N. macrotis belongs to the same sample as the type series. Here T. nycteris is recorded outside the type locality and on N. macrotis for the first time.

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Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique