Bee Mites : Acari : Acariformes : Trombidiformes : Cheyletidae
Genus Eucheyletia Baker, 1949
Eucheyletia Baker, 1949: 294 (type species Eucheyletia bishoppi Baker, 1949 by original designation); Volgin, 1969: 120; Fain and Bochkov, 2001a: 48.
Type speices Eucheyletia bishoppi Baker, 1949
General Description. This genus includes ten species distributed in the Holarctic and Oriental regions. It is primarily associated with nests of rodents. Species of this genus were also found in nests of other small mammals and birds, on oat seeds, barn and house dust (Fain and Bochkov, 2001a; Volgin, 1969). Two species were found in associations with bees. Eucheyletia bakeri is known from a single record from the nest of a bumblebee in the USA (Baker, 1949; Volgin, 1963). Eucheyletia flabellifera was collected from honeybee hives in Europe (Haragsim et al., 1978).
Species found in association with bees.
B. OConnor and P. Klimov ©
Created: April 26, 2012