Ectoparasite fauna of pond bat Myotis dasycneme (Boie, 1825), (Chiroptera, Vespertilionidae) in Northern Eurasia
The article presents comprehensive data on ectoparasite fauna of pond bats Myotis dasycneme (Boie, 1825) — species of bats that are widespread in some regions of Russia and rare in Europe. M. dasycneme harbors 25 parasitic arthropod species (12 species of gamasid mites, 1 species of argasid ticks, 1 species of ixodid ticks, 7 species of fleas, 3 species of bat flies, 1 species of bat bug). The core of ectoparasite fauna is the same throughout the host areal and includes two gamasid mites (Spinturnix myoti (Kolenati, 1956) and Macronyssus corethroproctus (Oudemans, 1902). The article studies the seasonal dynamics of the most mass ectoparasite — gamasid mite Macronyssus corethroproctus (Oudemans, 1902) during the annual cycle. Process of reproduction of species Macronyssus occurres in summer, it corresponds to the period of the hosts breeding, the percentage of immature stage is not reduced during summer. The summer months observe appearance of several generations of mites. Late summer — early autumn is the most active time in the process of reproduction of mites Macronyssus corethroproctus. Refs 52. Figs 2. Tables 4.
bat ectoparasites, pond bat, Northern Eurasia
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