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Proctolaelaps euserratus, an ecologically unusual melicharid mite (Acari, Mesostigmata) associated with animal and human decomposition.

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Proctolaelaps euserratus Karg, 1994 (Acari, Mesostigmata, Melicharidae), exclusivelly known from the Galápagos Islands till now, is newly reported from decaying matter of animal and human decomposition in various countries of Europe (Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom). In consequence of high levels of necrophilia, the species is considered to be ecologically unusual among the other melicharids, which are primary associated with other than necrophilic habitats, such as galleries of subcorticolous beetles, bumble bee nests, flowers, etc. Proctolaelaps euserratus is reviewed, morphologically re-described (with first diagnostic characters for males), and considered as a new potential marker for later stages of decomposition, namely butyric fermentation and dry decomposition as classified in modern concepts of forensic acarology.

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    Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845-06, Bratislava, Slovakia, Peter.Masan@savba.sk.

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    Experimental & applied acarology 61:4 2013 Dec pg 415-29

    MeSH

    Animals
    Ecology
    Ecosystem
    Humans
    Mites
    Population Density

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    23764868

    Citation

    Mašán, Peter, et al. "Proctolaelaps Euserratus, an Ecologically Unusual Melicharid Mite (Acari, Mesostigmata) Associated With Animal and Human Decomposition." Experimental & Applied Acarology, vol. 61, no. 4, 2013, pp. 415-29.
    Mašán P, Perotti MA, Saloña-Bordas MI, et al. Proctolaelaps euserratus, an ecologically unusual melicharid mite (Acari, Mesostigmata) associated with animal and human decomposition. Exp Appl Acarol. 2013;61(4):415-29.
    Mašán, P., Perotti, M. A., Saloña-Bordas, M. I., & Braig, H. R. (2013). Proctolaelaps euserratus, an ecologically unusual melicharid mite (Acari, Mesostigmata) associated with animal and human decomposition. Experimental & Applied Acarology, 61(4), pp. 415-29. doi:10.1007/s10493-013-9710-x.
    Mašán P, et al. Proctolaelaps Euserratus, an Ecologically Unusual Melicharid Mite (Acari, Mesostigmata) Associated With Animal and Human Decomposition. Exp Appl Acarol. 2013;61(4):415-29. PubMed PMID: 23764868.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Proctolaelaps euserratus, an ecologically unusual melicharid mite (Acari, Mesostigmata) associated with animal and human decomposition. AU - Mašán,Peter, AU - Perotti,Maria Alejandra, AU - Saloña-Bordas,Marta Inés, AU - Braig,Henk Ronald, Y1 - 2013/06/14/ PY - 2013/02/11/received PY - 2013/06/03/accepted PY - 2013/6/15/entrez PY - 2013/6/15/pubmed PY - 2014/6/21/medline SP - 415 EP - 29 JF - Experimental & applied acarology JO - Exp. Appl. Acarol. VL - 61 IS - 4 N2 - Proctolaelaps euserratus Karg, 1994 (Acari, Mesostigmata, Melicharidae), exclusivelly known from the Galápagos Islands till now, is newly reported from decaying matter of animal and human decomposition in various countries of Europe (Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom). In consequence of high levels of necrophilia, the species is considered to be ecologically unusual among the other melicharids, which are primary associated with other than necrophilic habitats, such as galleries of subcorticolous beetles, bumble bee nests, flowers, etc. Proctolaelaps euserratus is reviewed, morphologically re-described (with first diagnostic characters for males), and considered as a new potential marker for later stages of decomposition, namely butyric fermentation and dry decomposition as classified in modern concepts of forensic acarology. SN - 1572-9702 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23764868/Proctolaelaps_euserratus,_an_ecologically_unusual_melicharid_mite_(Acari,_Mesostigmata)_associated_with_animal_and_human_decomposition L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-013-9710-x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -