Five publications and one manuscript concerning the taxonomic studies of trombiculid mites are submitted. Publications include a revision of the North American genus Comatacarus Ewing, the erection of the following genera by Brennan and Reed: Loomisia, Atelepalme, Phalcophila, and Nycterinastes. Discussions of the genera Aitkenius Brennan and Polylopadium Brennan and Jones are also included. The subfamily Leeuwenhoekinae is reviewed on the basis of neo-tropical representatives (unpublished manuscript). The genus Odontacarus comprises 66% of the chiggers examined, and 82% of these were identified as O. tubercularis (Brennan). Odontacarus fieldi Brennan and Jones and O. cayolargoensis Brennan are synonomized under O. tubercularis (Brennan), 1952. The following genera are redescribed: Albeckia Vercammen-Grandjean and Watkins, Leeuwenhoekia Oudemans, Odontacarus Ewing, Sasacarus Brennan and Jones, Wagenaaria Brennan, and Whartonia Ewing. Eight species and subspecies of Odontacarus, one species of Sasacarus, and one species of Whartonia are described as new.
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Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reed, Jack T., "Taxonomic studies of trombiculid mites" (1974). Theses and Dissertations. 7856.