New Records of Four Feather Mites (Acariformes: Astigmata) from Waders (Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae) in Korea

  • Han, Yeong-Deok (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University) ;
  • Mironov, Sergey V. (Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya Embankment) ;
  • Min, Gi-Sik (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University)
  • Received : 2022.07.04
  • Accepted : 2022.07.20
  • Published : 2022.07.31


Four feather mites, Dichobrephosceles actitidis(Canestrini, 1878)(Alloptidae), Limosilichus limosae Vasyukova and Mironov, 1986, L. numeni Vasyukova and Mironov, 1986 (Syringobiidae), and Pomeranzevia numenii (Canestrini, 1878) (Avenzoariidae), have been reported in Korea for the first time. Specimens of D. actitidis and L. limosae were obtained from the common sandpiper, Actitis hypoleucos (Linnaeus, 1758), and the black-tailed godwit, Limosa limosa (Linnaeus, 1758), respectively, while L. numeni and P. numenii were collected from the Eurasian whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus (Linnaeus, 1766). The genera Dichobrephosceles Peterson and Atyeo, 1968, Limosilichus Vasyukova and Mironov, 1986, and Pomeranzevia Dubinin, 1951 are also new records for the fauna of Korea. This paper provides morphological descriptions, illustrations, and partial sequences of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I(COI) for all the recorded species based on the specimens collected in Korea.



The authors thank Jin-Ho Jang (Chungnam Wild Animal Rescue Center, Korea) for the sample collection. This work was supported by grants from the National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), funded by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) of the Republic of Korea (NIBR201701201, 2019 02204) and the Inha University.


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