Amorphacarus hengererorum Jameson

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: 54

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

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Amorphacarus hengererorum Jameson
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Amorphacarus hengererorum Jameson 

Ex Sorex cinereus  (masked shrew): 1 F, NC, Swain Co., Clingman’s Dome, 16 Nov. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 3033. Whitaker & Wilson (1974) reported A. hengererorum  from four species of shrews (including S. cinereus  )

and one species of rodent in North America but this is the first record of this mite from North Carolina  and the

Park.

Myobia musculi (Koch) 

Ex Mus musculus  (house mouse): 1 F, TN, Blount Co., Elkmont, 6 Jul. 1937, W. King; 3 F, TN, Blount Co.,

Cades Cove School House, 4 Sep. 1936, R. V. D.; 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Park Headquarters, 6 Jul. 1937, E. R. Myobia musculi  has an almost cosmopolitan distribution as an ectoparasite of the house mouse although

Whitaker & Wilson (1974) also recorded it in North America from two additional rodent species.

Radfordia affinis (Poppe) 

Ex Mus musculus  (house mouse): 1 M, TN, Blount Co., Elkmont, 6 Jul. 1937, W. King. Like the previous species, R. affinis  mainly parasitizes the house mouse (Whitaker & Wilson 1974).

Radfordia ensifera (Poppe) 

Ex Rattus rattus  (black rat): 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Park Headquarters, 6 Jan. 1939; 1 F, TN, Blount Co., Cades

Cove School House, 4 Sep. 1936, R. V. D.

Radfordia ensifera  mainly occurs on domestic rats but Whitaker & Wilson (1974) also list records from

some other species of mammals in North America.

Radfordia subuliger Ewing 

Ex Peromyscus leucopus  (white­footed mouse): 1 F, TN, Sevier Co., Twin Creeks, 11 Mar. 2002, K. Walters,

L­ 2987.

Ex Peromyscus maniculatus  (deer mouse): 1 F, NC, Haywood Co., Purchase Knob, 21 Apr. 2002, K.

Walters, L­ 2998; 1 M, NC, Haywood Co., Purchase Knob, 19 Oct. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 3046; 1 N, NC, Hay­

wood Co., Purchase Knob, 20 Nov. 2002, K. Walters, L­ 3037.

This mite has been recorded from several species of sigmodontine rodents in North America (Whitaker &

Wilson 1974).

Radfordia zibethicalis (Radford) 

Ex Ondatra zibethicus  (musk rat): 1 F, TN, Blount Co., Cades Cove, 24 Apr. 1935, R. J. Fleetwood. Radfordia zibethicalis  has not been previously reported in the Park, but this mite is known to infest muskrats from Indiana and Texas (Bauer and Whitaker 1981).