First record of Cheletonella (Acariformes: Cheyletidae) in Poland, with comments on other member of the genus

Doğan S., Doğan S., Makol J.

Acarological Studies, vol.1, no.2, pp.95-100, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Acarological Studies
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-100
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: Yes


Members of the family Cheyletidae are generally free-living predators, and have a worldwide distribution. The genus Cheletonella Womersley within the family Cheyletidae comprises four species. This study presents the first record of the Cheletonella and C. vespertilionis Womersley for the fauna of Poland, and is based on mite specimens found in litter and detritus samples collected from the foot of wall of a tunnel used as shelter by bats, and found in litter and soil samples located close to the bat boxes in the city park. Cheletonella summersi Chatterjee and Gupta is considered here as a species inquirenda. It is also provided an updated list of cheyletid mites recorded from Poland.