Prepared microscope slide: Arthropoda: Laelaps agilis whole mount.
L. agilis is bloodsucking ectoparasite mite commonly found in fur of mice, rats and sorex.
Carl Ludwig Koch a German arachnologist and entomologist, who classified a large number of spiders and mites, uncovered the genus Laelaps and the species L. agilis in 1836.
Phylum: Arthropoda / Class: Arachnida / Subclass: Acari / Order: Mesostigmata / Family: Laelapidae / Genus: Laelaps Koch, 1836 / Type species: Laelaps agilis Koch, 1836
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Tags: whole mount = w.m. = w. m.; parasite
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