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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1993 Dec;31(4):341-346. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1993.31.4.341
Copyright © 1993 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Seasonal distribution of chigger mites in the Kanghwa Island and Yongjong Island
I Y Lee,*1S S Yoon,2 and H I Ree1
1Department of Parasitology, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul 120-752, Korea.
Received October 14, 1993; Accepted November 09, 1993.

Abstract

Seasonal distribution of chigger mites in the Kangwha Island and Yongjong Island was studied during the period of October 1992-August 1993. From 42 field rodents collected, 1,290 chiggers were obtained and 8 species of 4 genera were identified. In the Kanghwa Island, Leptotrombidium pallidum was the predominant species through all seasons with the percentage of 93.0%. Whereas, in the Yongjong Island, L. palpale was the predominant species with the percentage of 38.4% and L. pallidum was not found.

Figures


Fig. 1
Localities of the field rodents collections. I: Namsan-ri, Kanghwa-eub, Kanghwa-gun, Kyonggi-do (Kanghwa Island). II: Chungsan-3-dong, Chung-gu, Inchon city (Yongjong Island).

Tables


Table 1
Number of chigger mites collected from the field rodents in 1992-1993


Table 2
Tesults of the chigger mites collections during the of October 1992-August 1993


Table 3
Seasonal prevalence of the chigger mites infested on the field rodents in Kanghwa Island (Mean number of chiggers per mouse).


Table 4
Seasonal prevalence of the chigger mites infested on the field rodents in Yongjong Island (Mean number of chiggers per mouse).

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