Macrocheles species (Acari: Macrochelidae) associated with human corpses in Europe

@article{Kamaruzaman2018MacrochelesS,
  title={Macrocheles species (Acari: Macrochelidae) associated with human corpses in Europe},
  author={Naila A Che Kamaruzaman and P. Ma{\vs}{\'a}n and Y. Vel{\'a}squez and Alejandro Gonz{\'a}lez-Medina and A. Lindstr{\"o}m and H. Braig and M. A. Perotti},
  journal={Experimental \& Applied Acarology},
  year={2018},
  volume={76},
  pages={453 - 471}
}
The biology of macrochelid mites might offer new venues for the interpretation of the environmental conditions surrounding human death and decomposition. Three human corpses, one from Sweden and two from Spain, have been analysed for the occurrence of Macrochelidae species. Macrocheles muscaedomesticae (Scopoli) females were associated with a corpse that was found in a popular beach area of southeast Spain. Their arrival coincides with the occurrence of one of their major carrier species, the… Expand
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