HomePhilippine Journal of Veterinary Medicinevol. 52 no. 2 (2015)

Freyanaanatina(Koch, 1844) (Acarina: Freyanoidea) from the Wandering Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygnaarcuataarcuata(Horsfield, 1824) (Anseriformes: Anatidae) in the Philippines

Salcedo L. Eduardo



Freyanaanatina(Koch, 1844) is identified from two collections of mites from the wandering whistling-duck, Dendrocygnaarcuataarcuatain the Philippines. The species, both male (heteromorphic) and female are described and photographs are provided based on the Philippine materials. Data on dorsal and ventral idiosomalchaetotaxy and leg chaetotaxy are provided. Freyanaanatinais recorded for the first time in the Philippines and from the wandering whistling-duck constituting a new locality and host records respectively, for the species.