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Fig 87 (a). Sternostoma setifer female dorsal habitus.

Fig 87 (b). Sternostoma setifer female dorsum.

Fig 87 (c). Sternostoma setifer female venter.

North American host records:
Empidonax minimus, Least Flycatcher (Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– subapical ventral and ventrolateral setae of tarsi II – IV are relatively long spines
– four pairs of setae in the dorsal opisthosomal unsclerotized integument
– paranal setae posterior to anal opening, and postanal seta absent

Knee, W. 2008. Five new species of Rhinonyssidae (Mesostigmata) and one new species of Dermanyssus
        (Mesostigmata: Dermanyssidae) from birds of Alberta and Manitoba, Canada. Journal of Parasitology, 94: 348-374.
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.