Fig 91 (a). Sternostoma loxiae female dorsal habitus.

Fig 91 (b). Sternostoma loxiae female dorsum.

Fig 91 (c). Sternostoma loxiae female venter.

North American host records:
Parulidae:
Dendroica petechia, Yellow Warbler (Knee et al. 2008)

Turdidae:
Sialia currucoides, Mountain Bluebird (Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– subapical ventral and ventrolateral setae of tarsi II – IV are distally inflated asymmetrical setae
– one pair of setae and one pair of pores in the dorsal opisthosomal unsclerotized integument
– paranal setae posterior to anal opening, and postanal seta absent

References:
Fain, A. 1965. Diagnoses d’acariens parasites nouveux. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines,
        72
: 152-160.
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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