Fig 83 (a). Sternostoma longisetosae female dorsal habitus.

Fig 83 (b). Sternostoma longisetosae female dorsum.

Fig 83 (c). Sternostoma longisetosae female venter.
 

North American host records:
Tyrannidae:
Empidonax alnorum, Alder Flycatcher (Hyland and Moorhouse 1970; Pence 1975)
Empidonax minimus, Least Flycatcher(Knee et al. 2008)
Empidonax traillii, Willow Flycatcher (Hyland and Moorhouse 1970; Pence 1975)
Empidonax virescens, Acadian Flycatcher(Hyland and Moorhouse 1970; Pence 1975)
Pyrocephalus rubinus, Vermilion Flycatcher(Hyland and Moorhouse 1970; Pence 1975)
Tyrannus savana, Fork-tailed Flycatcher(Hyland and Moorhouse 1970)
Tyrannus tyrannus, Eastern Kingbird (Hyland 1961; Pence 1975; Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– apical setal pair on palp tarsus is proximally inflated, medially constricted, and distally flattened, resembling a T with an inflated base
– subapical ventral and ventrolateral setae of tarsi II – IV are relatively long spines
– no setae in the dorsal opisthosomal unsclerotized integument
– paranal setae level with anal opening, and postanal seta absent

References:
Hyland, K.E. 1961. Sternostoma longisetosa, a new species of nasal mite from
        the eastern kingbird with notes on the occurrence of Tyranninyssus spinosus
        Brooks and Strandtmann in southern Michigan (Acarina: Rhinonyssidae). Acarologia, 3: 279-284.Hyland, K.E., and Moorhouse, A. 1970. Nasal mites from Mexican birds.
        I. Rhinonyssidae (Mesostigmata) from the host family Tyrannidae. Acarologia, 12: 43-58.
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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