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1 July 2008 Gregarina tropica n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida: Gregarinicae: Gregarinidae) Parasitizing the Brown-Winged Earwig, Vostox brunneipennis (Dermaptera: Labiidae), in the Texas Big Thicket
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Gregarina tropica n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida) is described from the brown-winged earwig, Vostox brunneipennis (Dermaptera: Labiidae) collected from the Turkey Creek Unit, Big Thicket National Preserve, Tyler County, Texas, U.S.A. We review the morphometric data and nomenclatural status of the 8 previously described species of Gregarina infecting earwigs and recognize 7 valid species: Gregarina ovata, Gregarina nalae, Gregarina megaspora, Gregarina ambigua, Gregarina fallax, Gregarina chelidurellae, and Gregarina labidurae. Although apparently valid taxa, the latter 3 species are very poorly described and thus considered species inquirendae pending new collections and redescription. Gregarina forficulae is recognized as a junior synonymy of G. ovata.

Richard E. Clopton, Tamara J. Cook, and Jerry L. Cook "Gregarina tropica n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida: Gregarinicae: Gregarinidae) Parasitizing the Brown-Winged Earwig, Vostox brunneipennis (Dermaptera: Labiidae), in the Texas Big Thicket," Comparative Parasitology 75(2), 215-227, (1 July 2008). https://doi.org/10.1654/4359.1
Published: 1 July 2008
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