Pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) found in bird nests and in bat guano in Slovakia and GermanyAbstract :
First data about pseudoscorpions found in open nests of Turdus merula Linnaeus, 1778 for Germany
are presented. The species Neobisium
sp., Chernes hahnii (C.L. Koch,
1839), Chernes vicinus (Beier, 1932) and Lamprochernes
nodosus (Schrank, 1803) were identified in examined nests. In Slovakia, the
species Dactylochelifer latreillii
(Leach, 1817), C. hahnii and Allochernes wideri (C.L. Koch, 1843) were found in open nests of T. merula
and Turdus philomelos Brehm, 1831.
New data on pseudoscorpions living in bat guano from Slovakia are reported.
Altogether three pseudoscorpion species were found in guano collected from bat
boxes and from tree hollows – C. hahnii, Dinocheirus panzeri (C.L. Koch, 1837) and A. wideri. None of the
recorded species showed specific relationship to the host; the built type of
nests and their certain location in the environment influenced pseudoscorpion
occurrence in the nest
Chiroptera, guano, nest, tree hollow, Central Europe