Christophoryová J, Gruľa D & Krajčovičová K
New records of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) associated with animals and human habitats in Slovakia and the Czech Republic
Neue Funde von Pseudoskorpionen (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones), vergesellschaftet mit Tieren und in synanthropen Habitaten, in der Slowakei und in der Tschechischen Republik
New data on pseudoscorpions associated with animals (birds, mammals, ants and true flies) and human habitats (synanthropic species) are presented. The collecting was carried out at 35 localities in Slovakia and the Czech Republic in different periods between 1989 and 2016. Altogether 149 nests of nine bird species, one mole nest, 14 nests of three rodent species, one lagomorph nest and four combined bird-rodent nests were examined. Five families were found, of which the Chernetidae was ranked first, with eight taxa and 770 specimens. Nine taxa were extracted from bird nests, from them Neobisium carcinoides (Hermann, 1804) and Dendrochernes cyrneus (L. Koch, 1873) were recorded only in this habitat type. Five species were found in mammal nests, Neobisium sylvaticum (C.L. Koch, 1835) and Lasiochernes pilosus (Ellingsen, 1910) were present only in this habitat type. Two species were collected in combined bird-mammal nests and two taxa were phoretic. Cheiridium museorum (Leach, 1817) was recorded only in synanthropic habitats and two quite rare species Microbisium suecicum Lohmander, 1945 and Chernes vicinus (Beier, 1932) were extracted only from anthills of Formica rufibarbis Fabricius, 1793. Five species were found for the first time in anthills in Slovakia. The current paper brings the first concrete faunistic data about the species Chernes vicinus from Slovakia and the second known locality of Microbisium suecicum in Slovakia. The phoresy of Allochernes peregrinus Lohmander, 1939 on true fly was recorded for the first time in Slovakia.
anthill, bird nest, mammals, phoresy, synanthropic species, true flies