New feather mite taxa (Acari: Analgoidea) and mites collected from native and introduced birds of New Zealand
2001 - Volume: 42 Issue: 2 pages: 185-201
KeywordsAcari Analgoidea taxonomy New Zealand
Five new species of feather mites are described from several species of native and introduced birds of New Zealand: Hemialges pilgrimi sp. nov. and Trouessartia rhipidurae sp. nov. from Rhipidura fuliginosa fuliginosa (Muscicapidae), Megninia californica sp. nov. from Lophortyx californica brunnescens (Phasianidae), Mouchetia novaezealandica sp. nov. from Zosterops lateralis lateralis (Zosteropidae), Proctophyllodes gerygonae sp. nov. from Gerygone igata (Acanthizidae). An additional 22 species of feather mites are recorded, 20 for the first time in New Zealand. One species of nasal mite, Turbinoptes strandtmanni, was also collected.
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