Spinturnix helvetiae Deunff et al., 1986

Sachanowicz, Konrad, Krištofík, Ján & Ciechanowski, Mateusz, 2014, Spinturnicid mites of bats in Albania - host spectrum and morphometrics as a tool of species separation, Journal of Natural History 48 (43 - 44), pp. 2661-2674: 2668-2669

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2014.939729

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D987CB-FF82-FF84-FE7F-FA9CFED40662

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Felipe

scientific name

Spinturnix helvetiae Deunff et al., 1986
status

 

Spinturnix helvetiae Deunff et al., 1986  

Records: Qafa e Malit III, 18 September 2005, 4 ♂♂, 1 ♀ from N. leisleri   .

Female measurements (n = 1): idiosoma 1115 long, 788 wide; dorsal shield 806 long, 450 wide; sternal shield 158 long, 84 wide.

Spinturnix helvetiae   was suggested to be a subspecies of S. acuminata ( Uchikawa et al. 1994)   or might be conspecific with this taxon, from which it seems not to differ genetically ( Bruyndonckx et al. 2009). It occurs mainly on N. leisleri   , but was occasionally found on M. daubentonii ( Krištofík and Danko 2012)   . The species is probably distributed across the whole of central Europe

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–2.0 –2.0 –1.5 –1.0 –0.5 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 PC 1 (65.7%)

Figure 3. Scatter plot of PC1 and PC 2 in two species pairs: □ S. acuminata   males; Δ S. nobleti   males; ▀ S. acuminata   females; ▾ S. nobleti   females; ○ S. kolenatii   females; + S. mystacina   females. ( Deunff et al. 1986), in Belarus and Moldova ( Stanyukovich 1997). From N. leisleri   we obtained only five mites (prevalence 22.2%, mean intensity 2.5, relative density 0.6).