A new quill mite species Neopicobia hepburni sp. nov. (Cheyletoidea: Syringophilidae) parasitizing picid birds (Piciformes: Picidae) in Peru

@article{Glowska2014ANQ,
  title={A new quill mite species Neopicobia hepburni sp. nov. (Cheyletoidea: Syringophilidae) parasitizing picid birds (Piciformes: Picidae) in Peru},
  author={Eliza Glowska and Izabella Laniecka},
  journal={Acta Parasitologica},
  year={2014},
  volume={59},
  pages={635-637}
}
A new quill mite species Neopicobia hepburni sp. nov. is described from the Ecuadorian Piculet Picumnus sclateri Taczanowski (type host) and the Olivaceous Piculet Picumnus olivaceus Lafresnaye (Piciformes: Picidae) from Peru. Females of N. hepburni are distinguishable from most similar species N. ea Skoracki et Unsoeld by the propodonotal shield divided into 3 sclerites, the pygidial shield with a vertical furrow and wing-like appendages, the presence of the genital lobes, setae f2 2.7 times… CONTINUE READING
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