Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Systematic studies of Philippine cheyletid mites (Acarina, Cheyletidae). IV. The genus Cheyletus Latreille.

Abstract

The adult female of C. philippinensis sp. nov. is described and figured from material collected off an unnamed woodpecker and the Philippine trogon (Harpactes ardens), and originally identified as C. malaccensis. C. malayensis (from nests of Lonchura malacca) is reported as new to the Philippine fauna. Notes are provided on C. malaccensis and C. fortis. A key to some of the more common species of this genus is included.