ORNITHOCHEYLETIA PHYLLOSCOPI SP.N. (ACARIFORMESrCHEYLETIDAE), NEW SPECIES OF PARASITIC MITE FROM THE WILLOW WARBLER

Journal:

1994. 2 (1-2)

Publicatione: 
ORNITHOCHEYLETIA PHYLLOSCOPI SP.N. (ACARIFORMESrCHEYLETIDAE), NEW SPECIES OF PARASITIC MITE FROM THE WILLOW WARBLER



About authors:

Bochkov A. V. , Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya emb. 1, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia. Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA

Sergey V. Mironov, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia
V. T. Gorgol , Zoological Institute Ukraian Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine

Annotation:

A new species of parasitic cheyletid mites, Ornithoheyletia phylloscopi sp.n. (Cheyletidae), is described from the willow warbler Phylloscopus trochilus L. (Paseriformes: Sylviidae) basing on materials collected in Leningrad region (Russia) and in Kiev region (Ukraine). The females of O.phylloscopi differ from females of the closely related O.leiothrix Fain, 1972 by lesser size of idiosoma and by barbed setae vsl on tarsi II-III. Heteromorphic male of О.phylloscopi differs from that of O.leiothrix by narrower rostrum with narrowed and shortened lateral lobes, and by the slit-like lateral recesses posterior to these lobes.
 

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