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A new species of myocoptid mites Myocoptes (Comyocoptes) nesokia sp. nov. (Acariformes: Myocoptidae) parasitizing Nesokia indica (Rodentia: Muridae) in Pakistan

Andre V. Bochkov and Barry M. Oconnor
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


A new species of parasitic mites, Myocoptes (Comyocoptes) nesokia sp. nov. (Acariformes: Myocoptidae) is described from Nesokia indica (Gray, 1830) (Rodentia: Muridae) from Pakistan. Females of this species differ from the morphologically similar species, Myocoptes (Comyocoptes) striatusFain, 1970, by the presence of a verrucose pattern in the middle part of the hysteronotum, longer setae cp (120–140 μm vs. 55–60 μm), and by the absence of scales on the opisthosomal cuticle posterior to the level of setal bases ps3.


We thank Drs. Philip Myers (UMMZ) and Steven Goodman (FMNH) who provided access to the host specimens examined in this study. This research was support by grants from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (Grant No 16-04-00486a) to AVB and from the U.S. National Science Foundation (DEB-0110766) to BMOC.


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Received: 2016-7-27
Revised: 2016-9-25
Accepted: 2016-9-26
Published Online: 2016-12-28
Published in Print: 2017-3-1

© 2017 W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS

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