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Laelaps
Laelaps hilaris drawn by Oudemans.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Mesostigmata
Family: Laelapidae
Genus: Laelaps
Koch, 1836
Type species
Laelaps agilis
Koch, 1836
Species

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Laelaps is a common parasitic mites in the family Laelapidae. Species, with their hosts, include:

  • Laelaps acuminataOecomys
  • Laelaps agilisRattus
  • Laelaps alaskensisBlarina, Dicrostonyx, Lemmiscus, Lemmus, Microtus, Mustela, Myodes, Myotis, Napaeozapus, Ochrotomys, Ondatra, Onychomys, Parascalops, Peromyscus, Phenacomys, Poliocitellus, Sorex, Synaptomys, Thomomys
  • Laelaps boultoniNeacomys, Sigmodon, Oligoryzomys, Oecomys, Heteromys
  • Laelaps castroiOligoryzomys
  • Laelaps clethrionomydisMicrotus, Myodes
  • Laelaps conulaRhipidomys
  • Laelaps crinigera – Oryzomyini
  • Laelaps dearmasiZygodontomys
  • Laelaps differens
  • Laelaps echidninaRattus, Didelphis, Sigmodon, Mus, Peromyscus, Sylvilagus
  • Laelaps evansiNeofiber
  • Laelaps exceptionalis – "wild rat"
  • Laelaps flexaMicroryzomys
  • Laelaps giganteusLemniscomys
  • Laelaps incilisMicrotus, Neotamias, Peromyscus
  • Laelaps kochiBlarina, Corynorhinus, Dicrostonyx, Dipodomys, Glaucomys, Microtus, Mustela, Myodes, Napaeozapus, Neotamias, Neovison, Neurotrichus, Ondatra, Peromyscus, Phenacomys, Sigmodon, Sorex, Synaptomys, Tamias, Zapus
  • Laelaps lavieriMus
  • Laelaps lemmiLemmus
  • Laelaps liberiensisMastomys
  • Laelaps manguinhosiHolochilus, Nectomys, Neusticomys, and various other mammals
  • Laelaps mazzaiCalomys, Oligoryzomys
  • Laelaps multispinosaCastor, Didelphis, Microtus, Mustela, Neovison, Ondatra, Peromyscus, Procyon
  • Laelaps muricolaMastomys
  • Laelaps murisMicrotus, Ondatra
  • Laelaps navasi – Oryzomyini
  • Laelaps nuttalliMus, Ochrotomys, Peromyscus, Rattus, Sciurus
  • Laelaps ovataNephelomys
  • Laelaps paulistanensisRhipidomys, Oryzomyini
  • Laelaps pilifer – Oryzomyini
  • Laelaps spicata – Oryzomyini
  • Laelaps stupkaiSynaptomys
  • Laelaps surcomataRhipidomys
  • Laelaps thori

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