The First Record of a Chigger Mite of the Genus Neotrombicula (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) in the Northwest of European Russia
A chigger mite species, Neotrombicula absoluta Schluger, 1966, previously known only from its type locality in Transcarpathian Region of Ukraine, was found in the vicinity of Kurgolovo Village (Kingisepp District, Leningrad Province, Russia). A single specimen of this species was collected off the common shrew Sorex araneus L. This is the first record of the genus Neotrombicula (which includes the most usual causative agents of trombiculiasis of humans and domestic animals in Europe) in the northwestern part of European Russia.
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