Fig 85 (a). Sternostoma hylandi female dorsal habitus.
Fig 85 (b). Sternostoma hylandi female dorsum.
Fig 85 (c). Sternostoma hylandi female venter.

 

North American host records:
Picidae:
Picoides pubescens, Downy Woodpecker (Pence 1975; Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– anterodorsal apical seta on tarsus IV is a long hair-like seta without swelling- subapical ventral setal pair on tarsi II – IV are short blunt-tipped stout spines, most obvious on tarsus IV
– three pairs of setae in the dorsal opisthosomal unsclerotized integument
– paranal setae posterior to anal opening, and postanal seta present

References:
Fain, A., and D.E. Johnston. 1966. Nouveaux acariens nasicoles d’oiseaux nord- americains
        (Acari: Rhinonyssidae). Bulletins de la Societe Royal de Zoologie d’Anvers, 38: 25-41.
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.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.

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