Fig 79 (a). Tinaminyssus columbae female dorsal habitus.

Fig 79 (b). Tinaminyssus columbae female dorsum.

Fig 79 (c). Tinaminyssus columbae female venter.

Tinaminyssus (=Neonyssus) columbae (Crossley, 1950)

North American host records:
Columba livia, Rock Dove(Crossley 1950, as C. domestica; Strandtmann 1961; Wilson 1964; Pence 1975; Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– poststigmatal platelets absent
– relatively short body and leg setae

Crossley, D.A. 1950. A new species of nasal mite Neonyssus (Neonyssus)
        columbae, from the pigeon. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of
        Washington, 52: 309-313.
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.
Strandtmann, R.W. 1961. Neonyssus triangulus n.sp. nasal mite (Acarina:
        Mesostigmata) from the white winged dove (Aves: Columbiformes) and key to
        the species of the genus Neonyssus. Journal of Parasitology, 47: 323-328.
Wilson, N. 1964. New records and descriptions of Rhinonyssidae, mostly
        from New Guinea (Acarina: Mesostigmata). Pacific Insects, 6: 357-388.