Rhinonyssus coniventris Trouessart, 1894

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fig 78 (a). Rhinonyssus coniventris female dorsal habitus.
 

Fig 78 (b). Rhinonyssus coniventris female dorsum.

Fig 78 (c). Rhinonyssus coniventris female venter.
 

North American host records:
Charadriidae:
Charadrius alexandrinus, Snowy Plover (Strandtmann 1956; Pence 1975)
Charadrius hiaticula, Common Ringed Plover (Strandtmann 1956; Pence 1975)
Charadrius melodus, Piping Plover (Pence 1975)
Charadrius semipalmatus, Semipalmated Plover (Strandtmann 1951)
Charadrius wilsonia, Wilsonís Plover (Pence 1975)
Pluvialis squatarola, Grey Plover (Mitchell 1961)

Scolopacidae:
Arenaria interpres, Ruddy Turnstone (Strandtmann 1951, 1956; Pence 1975)
Calidris alba, Sanderling (Strandtmann 1951, 1956; Pence 1972)
Calidris alpina, Dunlin (Strandtmann 1956; Pence 1975)
Calidris canutus, Red Knot (Mitchell 1961; Canadian National Collection
of Insects and Arachnids)
Calidris ptilocnemis, Rock Sandpiper (Strandtmann 1956; Pence 1975)
Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, Willet (Strandtmann 1951, 1956; Pence 1972, 1975)
Tringa flavipes, Lesser Yellowlegs (Strandtmann 1951, 1956; Pence 1972, 1975)

Diagnostic characteristics:
- podosomal shield is medially eroded, often medially divided.
- five or fewer pairs of ventral opisthosomal setae

References:
Mitchell, R.W. 1961. New avian host records for some mesostigmatid mites. The
        Southwestern Naturalist, 6: 103-105.
Pence, D.B. 1972. The nasal mite of birds from Louisiana. I. Dermanyssids
        (Rhinonyssinae) from shore and marsh birds. Journal of Parasitology, 58:
        153-168.
Pence, D.B. 1975. Keys, species and host list, and bibliography for nasal mites of
        North American birds (Acarina: Rhinonyssinae, Turbinoptinae,
        Speleognathinae, and Cytoditidae). Special Publications of the Museum Texas
        Tech University, 8: 1-148.
Strandtmann, R.W. 1951. The mesostigmatic nasal mites of birds. II. New and
        poorly known species of Rhinonyssidae. Journal of Parasitology, 37: 129-140.
Strandtmann, R.W. 1956. The mesostigmatic nasal mites of birds. IV. The species
        and hosts of the genus Rhinonyssus. Proceedings of the Entomological Society
        of Washington, 58: 129-142.
Trouessart, E.L. 1894. Note sur les acariens parasites des fosses nasals des oiseaux.
        Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Seances et Memoires de la Societe de
        Biologie, 2: 723-724.

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