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e-ased.org, vol. 35, no. 3, pp.105-113, 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5635/ASED.2019.35.3.006

Three Feather Mites (Acari: Sarcoptiformes) Isolated from Black-Tailed Godwit, Limosa limosa in Korea

Yeong-Deok Han, Gi-Sik Min*

Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University, Incheon 22212, Korea

Abstract: Feather mites comprise two superfamilies (Analgoidea and Pterolichoidea) and are highly specialized ectosymbionts of birds. To date, this group contains more than 2,500 species worldwide. Fifty-five feather mite species have been reported in Korea, and only one species of genus Alloptes has been recorded from black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa. Three new records of feather mites from the L. limosa in Korea are added in this study: Avenzoaria punctata Gaud, 1972, Bregetovia limosae (Buchholz, 1869), and Montchadskiana buchholzi (Canestrini, 1878). The genus Bregetovia Dubinin, 1951 is also new report for this country. In this paper, we provide the morphological descriptions and illustrations based on the present specimens. Additionally, we determined partial sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) from three feather mites as DNA barcodes.

Keyword: Avenzoaria punctata, black-tailed godwit, Bregetovia limosae, COI, feather mite, Korea, Montchadskiana