Pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) found in bird nests and in bat guano in Slovakia and Germany

Abstract :

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

Keyword :

Pseudoscorpions, Turdus, Chiroptera, guano, nest, tree hollow, Central Europe

Author(s) : Kraj?ovi?ová, K., Christophoryová, J., Lu?eni?ová, T.
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Published Issue : 2015 Vol. 10 Number 2

2015 Vol. 10 Number 2