Halolaelaps sexclavatus, (Oudemans, 1902),

Kontschán, Jenő & Hornok, Sándor, 2019, New records, a completed list and identification key of mites (Acari) associated with the stable fly, Stomoxys calcitrans (L.) (Diptera: Muscidae), Acarologia 59 (1), pp. 3-11: 4

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.24349/acarologia/20194306

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4524529

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/36043C61-FFCC-FF9F-73F2-19240E75239E

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Halolaelaps sexclavatus
status

 

Halolaelps sexclavatus ( Oudemans, 1902) 

Distinguishing characters of the deutonymphs. All dorsal setae short, smooth and needle-like. Ventral setae also smooth and needle-like, three pairs club-like setae visible on the gnathosoma (setae h4 or subcoxal setae), and on coxae II and III ( Figure 1View Figure 1, C & D).

Notes. This is the first report of this mite in association with the stable fly. The deutonymph of H. sexclavatus  is known to be present on the body of various insect species (like: beetles Bahrami et al. 2011) or in bird nests ( Krištofík et al 2013), but it was never collected from stable flies. Nevertheless, McGarry & Baker (1997) listed a Halolaelaps  species from this fly species in the UK. Halolaelps sexclavatus  is not a parasitic mite: this species occurs in compost and dung, therefore we suppose that this species uses the host only for dispersal between different sites.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Mesostigmata

Family

Halolaelapidae

Genus

Halolaelaps

Loc

Halolaelaps sexclavatus

Kontschán, Jenő & Hornok, Sándor 2019
2019
Loc

Halolaelaps

Berlese & Trouessart 1889
1889