Microtus pinetorum, Woodland Vole, Ectoparasites, Acari, Laelapidae, Myocoptidae
The woodland vole, Microtus pinetorum is a common Arkansas rodent found statewide. To our knowledge, it has been surveyed only once in the state for ectoparasites. Here, a single specimen was examined and found to be infested with 3 species of mites, including Androlaelaps fahrenholzi, Laelaps alaskensis, and Myocoptes japonensis. This is the first time L. alaskensis and M. japonensis have been reported from Arkansas.
McAllister, Chris T. and Durden, Lance A,
"New Distributional Records for Ectoparasites (Acari: Laelapidae, Myocoptidae) of the Woodland Vole, Microtus pinetorum (Rodentia: Cricetidae) from Polk County, Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 75
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol75/iss1/6