Sternostoma sialiphilus Hyland and Ford, 1961




















Fig 92 (a). Sternostoma sialiphilus female dorsal habitus.

Fig 92 (b). Sternostoma sialiphilus female dorsum.

Fig 92 (c). Sternostoma sialiphilus female venter.

North American host records:
Riparia riparia, Sand Martin (Knee et al. 2008)

Sialia sialis, Eastern Bluebird (Hyland 1961; Hyland and Ford 1961; Pence 1972, 1975)

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

Hyland, K.E., and Ford, H.G. 1961. Sternostoma sialiphilus n. sp. (Acarina: Rhinonyssidae)
        from the nasal cavities of the eastern bluebird, Sialia sialis (Linnaeus). Journal of Parasitology,
: 101-104.
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. 1972. The nasal mites of birds from Louisiana II. The genus Sternostoma
        (Dermanyssidae: Rhinonyssinae). Journal of Parasitology, 58: 781-889.
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.