Sternostoma loxiae Fain, 1965

















Fig 91 (a). Sternostoma loxiae female dorsal habitus.

Fig 91 (b). Sternostoma loxiae female dorsum.

Fig 91 (c). Sternostoma loxiae female venter.

North American host records:
Dendroica petechia, Yellow Warbler (Knee et al. 2008)

Sialia currucoides, Mountain Bluebird (Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
- subapical ventral and ventrolateral setae of tarsi II - IV are distally inflated asymmetrical setae
- one pair of setae and one pair of pores in the dorsal opisthosomal unsclerotized integument
- paranal setae posterior to anal opening, and postanal seta absent

Fain, A. 1965. Diagnoses d’acariens parasites nouveux. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines,
: 152-160.

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.