New record of cheyletiella parasitivorax (Mégnin, 1878) (Trombidiformes: Cheyletidae) from Brazil with an illustrated key to species for the genus
Novo registro de cheyletiella parasitivorax (Mégnin, 1878) (trombidiformes: cheyletidae) para o Brasil, com uma chave ilustrada das espécies deste gênero
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The cheyletid mites that parasitize mammals have been neglected for a long time in Brazil, although they can be common on pets and cause injury to their hosts. Recently, Cheyletiella parasitivorax was found parasitizing a rabbit in Brazil which represents a new host and distribution record for the mite species. An illustrated dichotomous key for the identification of the species in this genus and data from the literature are provided.