Ptilonyssus pinicola Knee, 2008




















Fig 105 (a). Ptilonyssus pinicola female dorsal habitus.

Fig 105 (b). Ptilonyssus pinicola female dorsum.

Fig 105 (c). Ptilonyssus pinicola female venter.

North American host records:
Pinicola enucleator, Pine Grosbeak (Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
- two dorsal shields, podosomal and fused opisthosomal and pygidial shields
- posterior margin of podosomal shield is trilobed
- opisthosomal shield is longer than wide, but not twice as long as wide
- opisthosomal shield without lateral excavation
- posterior margin of opisthosomal shield is rounded
- anterior margin of opisthosomal shield is medially straight with anterolateral projections
- st1 st2 and st3 on the sternal shield
- subapical ventral setal pair on tarsus IV are relatively long strong spikes
- six pairs of ventral opisthosomal setae
- four pairs of mesolateral setae
- mesolateral setae all approximately equal in length, there are not two pairs of setae that are twice as long as another setal pair
- subposterior pair of dorsal podosomal setae are longer than mesolateral setae
- paranal setae level with anal opening, paranal and postanal setae are unequal in length

Knee, W. 2008. Five new species of Rhinonyssidae (Mesostigmata) and one new species of Dermanyssus
        (Mesostigmata: Dermanyssidae) from birds of Alberta and Manitoba, Canada. Journal of Parasitology, 94: 348-374.
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, 140: 364-379.