Chorioptes mites: re-evaluation of species integrity.

  title={Chorioptes mites: re-evaluation of species integrity.},
  author={J Lusat and Set Bornstein and Richard Wall},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  volume={25 4},
Chorioptes mites (Acari: Psoroptidae) are non-burrowing agents of mange which parasitize a wide range of domesticated and wild ungulates. Considerable historical confusion has surrounded the description and naming of the various species of Chorioptes. Here, the opisthosomal setae of male adult Chorioptes mites from a range of host species and geographic locations were subjected to detailed analysis. Discriminant analysis suggests the existence of three clear morphotypes. The first, Chorioptes… CONTINUE READING
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