Fig 82 (a). Sternostoma technaui female dorsal habitus.

Fig 82 (b). Sternostoma technaui female dorsum.

Fig 82 (c). Sternostoma technaui female venter.

Sternostoma (=Sternostomum) technaui (Vitzthum, 1935)

North American host records:
Turdus migratorius, American Robin (Pence 1972, 1975; Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– one dorsal shield
– sternal setae are large, proximally inflated blunt-tipped spines
– subapical ventral and ventrolateral setae of tarsi II – IV relative to body setae are short
– at least five pairs of setae in the dorsal opisthosomal unsclerotized integument
– paranal setae level with anal opening, and postanal seta present

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        and Turbinoptidae) associated with birds in Alberta and Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Entomologist,
: 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.
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        North American birds (Acarina: Rhinonyssinae, Turbinoptinae,
        Speleognathinae, and Cytoditidae). Special Publications of the Museum Texas
        Tech University, 8: 1-148.
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