Kudryashova N.I.1, Stekolnikov A.A.2 2010. Kepkatrombicula nom. n., a new name for the chigger mite genus Eutonella Kudryashova, 1988 (Acari: Trombiculidae), with notes on its systematics // Acarina. Vol.18. No.1: 79–80 [in English].
1 Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, Bolshaya Nikitskaya str. 6, Moscow 125009, Russia.
2 Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya quay 1, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia; e-mail: email@example.com
ABSTRACT: A new substitute name, Kepkatrombicula nom. n., is proposed for the chigger mite genus Eutonella Kudryashova, 1988 (preoccupied by Müller, 1921 for caddis flies); list of included species is given. Validity of the genus and taxonomic status of a human-infesting chigger Trombicula desaleri Methlagl, 1928 are discussed.
KEY WORDS: chiggers, taxonomy, Eutonella, new name, Trombicula desaleri.