Journal:

2016. 24 (2)

Publicatione: 
A NEW FEATHER MITE SPECIES OF THE GENUS TROUESSARTIA CANESTRINI (ACARIFORMES: TROUESSARTIIDAE) FROM THE NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW STELGIDOPTERYX SERRIPENNIS (PASSERIFORMES: HIRUNDINIDAE) IN PENNSYLVANIA



About authors:

Mironov, S.V., Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia
Overstreet R. M., The University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, 703 East Beach Drive, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA

Annotation:

A new feather mite species, Trouessartia stelgidopteryx sp. n. (Astigmata: Trouessartiidae), is described from the Northern rough-winged swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis Newton (Passeriformes: Hirundinidae) in Pennsylvania, USA.  

The new species is close to the minutipes species group and differs from its representatives and all other known species of the genus Trouessartia in having a unique combination of features in males: the opisthosomal lobes are much longer than wide, they are separated by a large semi-ovate terminal cleft, and their lobar apices bear semi-ovate terminal lamellae with a smooth margin. 

DOI: 10.21684/0132-8077-2016-24-2-3-9

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