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Fig 86 (a). Sternostoma boydi female dorsal habitus.

Fig 86 (b). Sternostoma boydi female dorsum.

Fig 86 (c). Sternostoma boydi female venter.

North American host records:
Larus argentatus, Herring Gull (TerBush 1963; Pence 1972, 1975)
Larus atricilla, Laughing Gull (Pence 1975)
Larus californicus, California Gull (Spicer 1978)
Larus delawarensis, Ring-billed Gull (Pence 1972, 1975)
Larus occidentalis, Western Gull (Spicer 1978)
Sterna forsteri, Forster’s Tern (Mitchell 1961)
Sterna hirundo, Common Tern (Pence 1972, 1975)

Arenaria interpres, Ruddy Turnstone (Pence 1975; Canadian National Collection
of Insects and Arachnids)
Calidris alba, Sanderling (Strandtmann 1951; Pence 1975)
Calidris canutus, Red Knot (Mitchell 1961)
Tringa melanoleuca, Greater Yellowlegs (Mitchell 1961; Pence 1972, 1975)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– subapical ventral setal pair on tarsi II – IV are short flattened setae with rounded tips
– no setae in the dorsal opisthosomal unsclerotized integument
– paranal setae posterior to anal opening, and postanal seta absent

Mitchell, R.W. 1961. New avian host records for some mesostigmatid mites. The
        Southwestern Naturalist, 6: 103-105.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.
Spicer, G.S. 1978. A new species and several new host records of avian nasal mites
        (Acarina: Rhinonyssinae, Turbinoptinae). Journal of Parasitology, 64: 891-894.
Strandtmann, R.W. 1951. The mesostigmatic nasal mites of birds. II. New and
        poorly known species of Rhinonyssidae. Journal of Parasitology, 37: 129-140.
TerBush, L.E. 1963. Incidence of nasal mites in different age classes of herring
        gulls (Larus argentatus). Journal of Parasitology, 49: 525.