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