Fig 92 (a). Sternostoma sialiphilus female dorsal habitus.

Fig 92 (b). Sternostoma sialiphilus female dorsum.

Fig 92 (c). Sternostoma sialiphilus female venter.

North American host records:
Hirundinidae:
Riparia riparia, Sand Martin (Knee et al. 2008)

Turdidae:
Sialia sialis, Eastern Bluebird (Hyland 1961; Hyland and Ford 1961; Pence 1972, 1975)

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

References:
Hyland, K.E., and Ford, H.G. 1961. Sternostoma sialiphilus n. sp. (Acarina: Rhinonyssidae)
        from the nasal cavities of the eastern bluebird, Sialia sialis (Linnaeus). Journal of Parasitology,
        47
: 101-104.
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. 1972. The nasal mites of birds from Louisiana II. The genus Sternostoma
        (Dermanyssidae: Rhinonyssinae). Journal of Parasitology, 58: 781-889.
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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