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Synopsyllus estradei is a species of Siphonaptera from Pulicidae family, identified for the first time in Madagascar by professor J. M. Klein in 1964. The prepared slide is from MNHN, Paris collection. This species was collected in a nest identified…

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Hello world ! Mites and Parasites wish you a happy new year 2016 ! We wish you as few parasites as possible, unless for scientific studies… We wish you nice discoveries and wonderful photos of microworld ! As the new year is always an opportunity to take…

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Here are microscopic photos taken from a microscopic mount of the MNHN, Paris. This mite is Listrophoroides (Marquesania) papuanus, identified by Alex Fain from Tropical & Medical Institute of Anvers. This fur mite parasites pale field rat, known as…

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Hello world, here is a male of Spilopsyllus cuniculi, which is simply the flea of the rabbit ! This flea is belonging to the family of Pulicidae. As other Siphonaptera, it is an ectoparasite generally found in the animal fur. One can find many information…

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I am proud to present you today a case of phoresy on Dorcus parallelipipedus (stag beetle also found as parallelopipedus), family of Lucanidae… Obviously the mite presented here below is a deutonymph and not an adult stage ! It was found on the French…

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Hello friendship of mites ! To continue the series of feather mites, here is the nearly famous feather mite of the common pigeon, for those who care about pigeons or doves at least… Its sweety little name is Falculifer rostratus (Buchholz, 1869) , from…

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This new mite is obiously a Mesostigmata belonging to the Uropodina Cohort. I feel a bit uncomfortable with this Polyaspinus, considering that some authors class it in the Polyaspididae family, and others in Trachytidae family. Who owns the truth ? Where…

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Here is another feather mite which was firstly named by Edouard Louis Trouessart in 1885. This is the first image of this species on Google image at the time being. Trouessartia bifurcata (Trouessart, 1885) is a member of the Trouessartiidae family…

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Oustanding photos of the deer fly, parasite of the deer, Lipoptena cervi !

http://mites-and-parasites.org/lipoptena-cervi-the-deer-fly/
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