Sternostoma laniorum Fain, 1956

Fig 89 (a). Sternostoma laniorum female dorsum.

Fig 89 (b). Sternostoma laniorum female venter.

Image redrawn from Pence (1975) with permission from the author

North American host records:
Laniidae:
Lanius ludovicianus, Loggerhead Shrike (Pence 1973, 1975)

Turdidae:
Catharus ustulatus, Swainson’s Thrush (Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– subapical ventral and ventrolateral setae of tarsi II – IV are hook-like short spines
– two pairs of setae in the dorsal opisthosomal unsclerotized integument
– paranal setae posterior to anal opening, and postanal seta absent

References:
Fain, A. 1956. Les acariens de la famille Rhinonyssidae Vitzthum 1935, parasites des fosses nasals
        des oiseaux au Ruanda-Urundi (note preliminaire). Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique
        Africaines, 53: 131-157.
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. 1973. The nasal mites of birds from Louisiana. VIII. Additional records
        and descritpion of a new species (Acarina: Dermanyssidae, Ereynetidae,
        Epidermoptidae, and Cytoditidae). Journal of Parasitology, 59: 874-880.
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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