Macronyssidae - Macronyssus crosbyi (Ewing & Stover, 1915)
Group Guild Status
Trogloxene Parasite Rare?
This mite is a common ectoparasite on a variety of bat species; Myotis spp. (including M. velifer), Eptesicus fuscus, Corynorhinus (=Plecotus) townsendii and Perimyotis subflavus (Reisen et al. 1976; Whitaker et al. 1983). This species was not encountered during the initial study, and we found it only once, in a Berlese sample taken from the Lunch Spot guano deposit on June 12, 2010.
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