Sternostoma hylandi Fain and Johnston, 1966

















Fig 85 (a). Sternostoma hylandi female dorsal habitus.

Fig 85 (b). Sternostoma hylandi female dorsum.

Fig 85 (c). Sternostoma hylandi female venter.

North American host records:
Picoides pubescens, Downy Woodpecker (Pence 1975; Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
- anterodorsal apical seta on tarsus IV is a long hair-like seta without swelling
- subapical ventral setal pair on tarsi II - IV are short blunt-tipped stout spines, most obvious on tarsus IV
- three pairs of setae in the dorsal opisthosomal unsclerotized integument
- paranal setae posterior to anal opening, and postanal seta present

Fain, A., and D.E. Johnston. 1966. Nouveaux acariens nasicoles d'oiseaux nord- americains
        (Acari: Rhinonyssidae). Bulletins de la Societe Royal de Zoologie
d'Anvers, 38: 25-41.
Knee, W., Proctor, H., and Galloway, T. 2008. Survey of nasal mites (Rhinonyssidae, Ereynetidae,
        and Turbinoptidae) associated with birds in Alberta and Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Entomologist,
: 364-379.

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.