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Fig 113 (a). Ptilonyssus euroturdi female dorsal habitus.

Fig 113 (b). Ptilonyssus euroturdi female dorsum.

Fig 113 (c). Ptilonyssus euroturdi female venter.

North American host records:
Dumetella carolinensis, Gray Catbird (Pence 1972, 1975; Knee et al. 2008)

Turdus migratorius, American Robin (Spicer 1987)
Catharus mustelinus, Wood Thrush (Pence 1972, 1975)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– two dorsal shields, podosomal and pygidial shields
– posterior margin of podosomal shield either medially straight with lateral lobes, or trilobed
– st1 on with st2 and st3 off the sternal shield
– subapical ventral setal pair on tarsus IV are relatively long strong spikes
– six pairs of ventral opisthosomal setae
– six pairs of mesolateral setae
– at least two pairs of mesolateral setae twice as long as other mesolateral setae
– subposterior pair of dorsal podosomal setae are half as long as the longest mesolateral setae
– paranal setae level with anal opening, paranal and postanal setae are unequal in length

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        Nord et de Belgique. Bulletin and Annales de la Societe Royale d’Entomologie de Belgique,
: 375-386.
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        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 IV. The genus Ptilonyssus
        (Dermanyssidae: Rhinonyssinae) with a description of two new species.
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        North American birds (Acarina: Rhinonyssinae, Turbinoptinae,
        Speleognathinae, and Cytoditidae). Special Publications of the Museum Texas
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Spicer, G.S. 1987. Prevalence and host-parasite list of some nasal mites from birds (Acarina:
        Rhinonyssidae, Speleognathidae). Journal of Parasitology, 73: 259-264.