Tinaminyssus melloi (Castro, 1948)


Fig 80 (a). Tinaminyssus melloi female dorsal habitus.

Fig 80 (b). Tinaminyssus melloi female dorsum.

Fig 80 (c). Tinaminyssus melloi female venter.

Tinaminyssus (=Neonyssus) melloi (Castro, 1948)

North American host records:
Columbidae:
Columba livia, Rock Dove (Strandtmann 1961; Wilson 1964; Pence 1975; Zamudio 1988; Knee et al. 2008)
Zenaida macroura, Mourning Dove (Knee et al. 2008)

Diagnostic characteristics:
– poststigmatal platelets present
– relatively long body and leg setae
– paranal setae anterior to anal opening

References:
Castro, M.P. 1948. Reestruturacao generica da familia Rhinonyssidae Vitzthum 1935 (Acari:
        Mesostigmata: Gamasides) e descraicao de algumas especies novas. Arquivos do Instituto
        Biologico, 18: 253-284.
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.
Zamudio, M.L. 1988. Desarrollo de Tinaminyssus melloi (Castro, 1948)
        (Mesostigmata: Rhinonyssidae). Folia Entomologica Mexicana, 74: 205-214.

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