Cheyletus eruditus (Shrank)

Reeves, Will K., Durden, Lance A., Ritzi, Christopher M., Beckham, Katy R., Super, Paul E & Oconnor, Barry M., 2007, Ectoparasites and other ectosymbiotic arthropods of vertebrates in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Zootaxa 1392, pp. 31-68: 46

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273680

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1BA23B6E-F96B-495C-B0C5-0AC99413D0C3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E5278780-FFE2-FFC6-FF3B-5A51FD7CF88F

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Cheyletus eruditus (Shrank)
status

 

Cheyletus eruditus (Shrank)  *

Ex Sciurus carolinensis  (gray squirrel): 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Sugarlands on US 441, 19 Dec. 2005, W.K. Reeves, L­ 3329

Cheyletus eruditus  is a predatory mite that commonly occurs in house dust and stored food products. It can infest mammals and probably feeds on other small arthropods mainly in mammal fur and nests (Whitaker & Wilson 1974, Nutting 1985, McGarry 1989).