Journal:

2018. 26 (1)

Publicatione: 
TWO NEW SPECIES OF THE FEATHER MITE GENUS MESALGOIDES GAUD ET ATYEO (ACARIFORMES: PSOROPTOIDIDAE) FROM EUROPEAN SERINS (PASSERIFORMES: FRINGILLIDAE)



About authors:

Mironov, S.V., Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia
Literak I., Department of Biology and Wildlife Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Brno, Czech Republic

Sychra O., Department of Biology and Wildlife Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Brno, Czech Republic

Annotation:

Two new feather mite species of the genus Mesalgoides Gaud et Atyeo, 1967 (Analgoidea: Psoroptoididae) are described from two species of serins in Europe: Mesalgoides serini sp.n. from Serinus serinus (Linnaeus) in the Kaliningrad Region (Russia), and M. azorensis sp.n. from S. canaria (Linnaeus) in the Azores (Portugal). Both new species belong to a species grouping characterized by the trapezoidally shaped hysteronotal shield in females. A brief historical account of the systematics
of the genus Mesalgoides is provided.

DOI: 10.21684/0132-8077-2018-26-1-97-110

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