Biology Bulletin

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 359–367 | Cite as

Peculiarities of the Seasonal Biology of Ectoparasites of the Genus Spinturnix von Heyden, 1826 (Mesostigmata: Gamasina: Spinturnicidae) in the Boreal Zone of the Palearctic Region

  • M. V. OrlovaEmail author
  • O. L. Orlov
  • D. V. Kazakov
  • A. V. Zhigalin


The most complete data on the peculiarities of seasonal biology of gamasid mites of the genus Spinturnix, which are ectoparasites of bats of the boreal zone of the Old World, are presented. Data on the dynamics of the sex and age structure of superpopulations of parasites throughout the year are presented; the infestation of various bat species is analyzed, and the factors affecting it are discussed. The main differences between the life cycles of the boreal and subboreal Spinturnicidae mites were revealed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. V. Orlova
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • O. L. Orlov
    • 2
    • 3
  • D. V. Kazakov
    • 2
  • A. V. Zhigalin
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.National Research Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia
  2. 2.Tyumen State UniversityTyumenRussia
  3. 3.Ural State Medical UniversityYekaterinburgRussia
  4. 4.Center for Hygiene and EpidemiologyTomskRussia

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