Haemogamasus hirsutus, illustrated by Anthonie Cornelius Oudemans.

Belongs within: Laelapidae.

Haemogamasus is a genus of nest-dwelling mites characterised by two or three denticles in each of the anterior rows of hypognathal denticles. Females have small, subovate metapodal shields and the opisthogenital shield is narrow (Evans & Till 1979).

<==Haemogamasus Berlese 1889 FH93 (see below for synonymy)
    |--*H. hirsutus Berlese 1889 ET79
    |--H. ambulans (Thorell 1872) (see below for synonymy) FH93
    |--‘Euhaemogamasus’ arvicolarum KK54
    |--H. dauricus Bregetova 1950 FH93
    |--H. ghanni Williams in Williams, Smiley & Redington 1978 FH93
    |--‘Liponyssus’ gordonensis Hirst 1923 H23
    |--H. harperi Keegan 1951 FH93
    |--H. hermonensis Costa 1969 C69
    |--H. hirsutosimilis K91
    |--H. horridus K91
    |--H. keegani (Jameson 1952) [=Euhaemogamasus keegani] FH93
    |--H. liberiensis Hirst 1916 D60
    |--H. liponyssoides Ewing 1925 FH93
    |    |--H. l. liponyssoides FH93
    |    `--H. l. hesperus Radovsky 1960 FH93
    |--H. mandschricus Vitzthum 1931 FH93
    |--H. nidi Michael 1892 FH93 [incl. H. michaeli WL09]
    |--H. occidentalis (Keegan 1951) [=Euhaemogamasus liponyssoides occidentalis] FH93
    |--H. onychomydis (Ewing 1933) FH93 [=*Euhaemogamasus onychomydis E57]
    |--H. pontiger (Berlese 1904) (see below for synonymy) FH93
    |--H. quadrisetatus D60
    |--H. reidi Ewing 1925 (see below for synonymy) FH93
    |--‘Liponyssus’ saurarum H23
    |--‘Liponyssus’ sylvarium RN72
    `--H. thomomysi Williams in Williams, Smiley & Redington 1978 FH93

Haemogamasus Berlese 1889 FH93 [incl. Euhaemogamasus Ewing 1933 FH93, Groschaftella Přívora & Samšiňák 1957 FH93, Liponyssus Kolenati 1858 ET79]

Haemogamasus ambulans (Thorell 1872) [=Dermanyssus ambulans; incl. H. alaskensis Ewing 1925, H. avisugus Vitzthum 1931, Gamasus ovalis Koch 1879, H. pavlovskyi Bregetova 1949, H. sternalis Ewing 1933, H. twitchelli Ewing 1925] FH93

Haemogamasus pontiger (Berlese 1904) [=Laelaps (Eulaelaps) pontiger; incl. Eulaelaps mawsoni Womersley 1937, Haemogamasus oudemansi Hirst 1914] FH93

Haemogamasus reidi Ewing 1925 [incl. H. nidiformis Tipton & Saunders 1971, Euhaemogamasus oregonensis Ewing 1933, E. sciuropteri Keegan 1946] FH93

*Type species of generic name indicated


[C69] Costa, M. 1969. New dermanyssid mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) from nests of Spalax ehrenbergi Nehring. Acarologia 11 (2): 163–174.

[D60] Domrow, R. 1960. Some Acarina Haemogamasidae from Malaya. Acarologia 2 (4): 434–441.

[E57] Evans, G. O. 1957. An introduction to the British Mesostigmata (Acarina) with keys to families and genera. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 43: 203–259.

[ET79] Evans, G. O., & W. M. Till. 1979. Mesostigmatic mites of Britain and Ireland (Chelicerata: Acari-Parasitiformes). An introduction to their external morphology and classification. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 35: 139–270.

[FH93] Farrier, M. H., & M. K. Hennessey. 1993. Soil-inhabiting and free-living Mesostigmata (Acari-Parasitiformes) from North America: an annotated checklist with bibliography and index. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University, Technical Bulletin 302: i–xvi, 1–408.

[H23] Hirst, S. 1923. On some new or little-known species of Acari. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1923: 971–1000.

[KK54] Klemmer, K., & H. E. Krampitz. 1954. Zur Kenntnis der Säugetierfauna Siziliens. Senckenbergiana Biologica 35 (3–4): 121–135.

[K91] Kohn, M. 1991. Influence of the refuse dump biotopes on ecology of some gamasoid mites and ticks. In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 199–204. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[RN72] Rutgers, A., & K. A. Norris (eds) 1972. Encyclopaedia of Aviculture vol. 1. London, Blandford Press.

[WL09] Walter, D. E., E. E. Lindquist, I. M. Smith, D. R. Cook & G. W. Krantz. 2009. Order Trombidiformes. In: Krantz, G. W., & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology 3rd ed. pp. 233–420. Texas Tech University Press.

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