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Fig 109 (a). Ptilonyssus troglodytis female dorsal habitus.

Fig 109 (b). Ptilonyssus troglodytis female dorsum.

Fig 109 (c). Ptilonyssus troglodytis female venter.

North American host records:
Troglodytes troglodytes, Winter Wren (Knee et al. 2008)

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

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        Belgique, 100: 55-61.
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