Record of intramural mite Liponyssoides Muris Hirst, 1913 (Acari: Mesostigmata: Dermanyssidae) on host swiss albino mice Mus musculus from, India
Sameer Jadhav, Laxman Matkar
This study has been carried out to investigate the mites present in Swiss mice rearing cage and observed the impact of changes in meteorological parameters such as humidity, temperature, and rainfall on the mite population during the monsoon, winter, and summer season. Fortnightly collection and examination of the husk of Swiss albino mice rearing house for one year from 1st June 2018 to 31st May 2019 have been attempted from an educational complex, at Loni, District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. A total 176 specimens of mites have been collected, screened, and classified into one genus of parasitic mites, Liponyssoides muris Hirst, 1913(Mesostigmata: Dermanyssidae). This interesting study reported the first record of Liponyssoides muris from India except for Madras for the first time as a parasite of Swiss albino mice Mus musculus.