Androlaelaps geomys (Strandtmann)

Howell, Lindsey, Jelden, Katelyn, Rácz, Elizabeth, Gardner, Scott L. & Gettinger, Donald, 2016, Arthropods infesting small mammals (Insectivora and Rodentia) near Cedar Point Biological Station in southwestern Nebraska, Insecta Mundi 2016 (478), pp. 1-16: 9-10

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5170591

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B7E405E4-1ED7-477F-926E-C8A6FDB7FB1D

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5777573

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/EE4F8799-8936-EF2E-FF41-D03FAECEFEA7

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Androlaelaps geomys (Strandtmann)
status

 

Androlaelaps geomys (Strandtmann)  

Type host: Geomys sp.   from Brooks Co., Georgia.

Deposition, host records, and locality: HWML 92014, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 101702, 101704, 101705, and 101708, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 92022, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 92032, 101737, 101746, and 101750, G. lutescens   / Ackley 2013; HWML 92041, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 92048, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013; HWML 101786, 101787, 101788, 101790, and 92051, G. lutescens   /Ackley 2013.

Remarks: Androlaelaps geomys   is a pleioxenous ectoparasite reported exclusively from fossorial rodents ( Geomyidae   ). It appears to infest all geomyid species, including Thomomys   , Geomys   , and Cratogeomys   ( Miller and Ward 1960; Rust 1973; Whitaker et al. 2007; Wilkins and Houck 2001). This association was first recorded in Nebraska by Rapp (1962) from G. lutescens   , near Chadron, in Dawes County. The mite is easily distinguished from other Androlaelaps   infesting small mammals by the gnathosome with a distinct labial-brush.

HWML

Howard W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology