Acari of the genus Pteronyssoides (Avenzoariidae, Analgoidea) parasite of eurafrican swallows
1985 - Volume: 26 Issue: 3 pages: 295-306
KeywordsTaxonomy swallows Eurafrica feather mites
Six species of the feather mite genus Pteronyssoides, Hull have been collected from 27 of the 40 known species of eurafrican swallows. Three mite species are redescribed: P. nuntiaeveris (Beriese), P. obscurus (Berlese), P. ottuki Chirov and Mironov and three new species are described: P. dasyrhytidus, P. obscuroides, P. ptyctothyrus. The last mentioned species is restricted to the subfamily Pseudochelidoninae; the remaining species are known from the Hirundininae. Host associations are given for all mite species. Keys for males and females are provided.
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