Journal:

2011. 19 (2)

Publicatione: 
HORIZONTAL TRANSMISSION OF SYRNGOPHILOPSIS KIRGIZORUM (ACARI: CHEYLETOIDEA: SYRINGOPHILIDAE)

Author:

Nattress B.


About author:

Nattress B., 25 West Lea Drive, Tingley, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK

Annotation:

Horizontal transmission of the syringophilid mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) is documented for the first time. Syringophilopsis kirgizorum which was, until now, restricted to a small group of finches (Passeriformes: Fringillidae), was recorded from the tawny owl Strix aluco L. (Strigiformes: Strigidae). This could only be due to the horizontal transmission of the mites from prey.

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