Peromyscopsylla catatina

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: 42-43

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Peromyscopsylla catatina
status

 

Peromyscopsylla catatina  ( Jordan)

Ex Myodes gapperi  (southern red­backed vole): GSMNP (Linzey & Linzey 1968, Durden & Kollars 1997); 1 F, Sevier Co., Mt. Le Conte, 14 Jun. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 3040; 1 M, NC, Swain Co., Indian Gap, 7 Apr. 2001, E. B. Pivorun, L­ 2955.

Ex Microtus chrotorrhinus  (rock vole): 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Clingman’s Dome, 3 Jun. 2001, K. Walters, L­ 2950; 2 M, 2 F, TN, Sevier Co., Andrews Bald, 10–12 Sept. 1999, D. Linzey.

Ex Peromyscus maniculatus  (deer mouse): TN, GSMNP (Johnson & Traub 1954, Durden & Kollars 1997); 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Clingman’s Dome, 1 Oct. 2001, K. Walters.

Ex Synaptomys cooperi  (southern bog lemming): 1 F, NC, Swain Co., Andrew’s Bald, 9 Sep. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 2989.

The vole flea is a northern species in the USA that extends its range southwards along the Appalachian mountains (Durden & Kollars 1997). The record from the deer mouse represents an atypical host association. Peromyscopsylla hamifer (Rothschild) 

Ex Myodes gapperi  (southern red­backed vole): 1 M, TN, Sevier Co., Chimney Tops Trail, 13 May 2002, K. Walters, L­ 2995.

Ex pitfall trap: 1 M, TN, Sevier Co., Brushy Mountain, 27 Mar.– 11 Apr. 2002, Parker, Stocks Petersen; 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Twin Creeks, 24 Oct.– 6 Nov. 2000, Parker, Stocks, Petersen.

Our records of this northern vole­associated flea represent the southern most collection and are both a new Tennessee and new Park record (Benton 1980, Durden & Kollars 1997). While P. hamifer  is primarily a northern flea, the collection at Twin Creeks was from a low elevation of approximately 724 m. Peromyscopsylla hesperomys ( Baker) 

Ex Peromyscus gossypinus  (cotton mouse): GSMNP (Linzey & Linzey 1968, Durden & Kollars 1997).

Ex Peromyscus leucopus  (white­footed mouse): 2 M, 2 F, TN, Sevier Co., Chilhowee Mountains, Hickman Cabin, 9 Aug. 1949, A. C. Cole (Pfitzer 1950, Benton 1980, Durden & Kollars 1997); 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Twin Creeks, 11 Mar. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 2987; 1 M, TN, Sevier Co., Ramsey Cascades, 12 Mar. 2002, K. Walters.

Ex Peromyscus maniculatus  (deer mouse): TN, GSMNP (Johnson & Traub 1954, Durden & Kollars 1997); GSMNP (Linzey & Linzey 1968, Durden & Kollars 1997); 1 F, 1 M, TN, Sevier Co., Clingman’s Dome, 2 Oct. 2001, K. Walters; 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Heath Bald, 21 Apr. 2001, E. B. Pivorun, L­ 2957; 2 M, TN, Blount Co., Long Branch, 12 Dec. 2001, E. Pivorun, L­ 3288; 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Little Briar Branch, 5 Feb. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 3004; 1 M, TN, Sevier Co., Goshen Prong, 19 Nov. 2001, K. Walters; 1 M, TN, Sevier Co., Trillium Gap, 8 Apr. 2002, K. Walters; 1 M, NC, Haywood Co., Purchase Creek, 13 May 2001, E. B. Pivorun, L­ 2947.

Ex Peromyscus  nest: 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Greenbrier, 4 Jul. 1946, D. W. Pfitzer (Pfitzer 1950, Benton 1980, Durden & Kollars 1997).

This relatively commonly collected flea of Peromyscus  spp. has a boreal distribution in North America with most southern records being from higher elevations along the Appalachian Mountains (Benton 1980, Durden & Kollars 1997).

Peromyscopsylla scotti Fox 

Ex Peromyscus maniculatus  (deer mouse): 1 F, TN, Cocke Co., Snake Den Ridge, 2 Jul. 2001, E. B. Pivorun, L­ 2952.

Peromyscopsylla scotti  , a Peromyscus­ associated flea is widely distributed in much of eastern North America including Tennessee (Durden & Kollars 1997), but the above record is the first one for the Park.

GSMNP

Great Smoky Mountains National Park