Feather mites ( Acari : Astigmata ) of captive Psittaciformes in Brazil
Feather samples were obtained from the following Psittaciformes birds: Amazona amazonica, Amazona aestiva, Aratinga jandaya, Brotogeris spp., Ara ararauna and Ara chloropterus (total of 37…
A systematic review of the feather mite genus Hyperpedalloptes Dubinin (Acariformes: Alloptidae) from Old World ibises (Pelecaniformes: Threskiornithidae), with descriptions of previously unknown adult morphs
- BiologySystematic and Applied Acarology
Previously known and newly found male morphs of Hyperpedalloptes species are described and for the first time a female of H. petazophorus is described and those with asymmetrically hypertrophied legs I and males without leg hypertrophy correspond to mesomorphs and homeomorphs, respectively.
Out of Africa: the mite community (Arachnida: Acariformes) of the common waxbill, Estrilda astrild (Linnaeus, 1758) (Passeriformes: Estrildidae) in Brazil
- BiologyParasites & Vectors
Although the common waxbill was introduced to the Neotropical region almost two centuries ago, it is demonstrated that it still retains its Old World acarofauna and has not yet acquired any representatives of typical Neotropic mite taxa.
Diversity, ecology and evolution of feather mites in seabirds
- Biology, Environmental Science
The main goal of this thesis was to investigate the evolutionary and ecological factors driving the diversity and community structure of feather mites inhabiting seabirds of the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea and to quantify feather mite morphological and genetic diversity within different seabird species and populations.
Phylogenetic position of the house dust mite subfamily Guatemalichinae (Acariformes: Pyroglyphidae) based on integrated molecular and morphological analyses and different measures of support
- BiologyCladistics : the international journal of the Willi Hennig Society
The findings suggest the need for a comprehensive revision of the higher‐level relationships of pyroglyphid house dust mites using both DNA sequences and morphology coupled with a broad taxonomic sampling.
Chapter 5 Chewing Lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera: Amblycera, Ischnocera) and Feather Mites (Acari: Astigmatina: Analgoidea, Pterolichoidea): Ectosymbionts of Grassland Birds in Canada
- Environmental Science, Biology
A checklist of feather lice and feather mites from 160 species of birds that nest in terrestrial and aquatic habitats in the grassland biome in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba is provided here.
Community of arthropod ectoparasites of two species of Turdus Linnaeus, 1758 (Passeriformes: Turdidae) in southern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Biology, Environmental ScienceParasitology Research
The lowest aggregation levels of chewing lice Myrsidea and Brueelia occurred during the reproductive period of both host species, suggesting a reproductive synchronization and a dispersion period of T. rufiventris.
PHYLOGENY OF FEATHER MITES OF THE SUBFAMILY PTERODECTINAE ( ACARIFORMES : PROCTOPHYLLODIDAE ) AND THEIR HOST ASSOCIATIONS WITH PASSERINES ( PASSERIFORMES )
It is shown that the proctophyllodid mites characterized by the epigynum fused to epimerites in females and by the absence of terminal membranous extensions of the opisthosoma in males constitute a common phylogenetic branch within ProctophyLLodidae.
Systematic revision of the feather mite genera Apexolichus Gaud et Atyeo and Titanolichus Gaud et Atyeo (Astigmata, Pterolichidae), parasites of parrots of the Old World (Psittaciformes, Psittacidae)
- BiologyActa Parasitologica
Both of these genera, together with the monotypic genus Sideroferus Gaud et Atyeo, 1996 (being a sister group of Titanolichus), form a clade within the ProtolichUS generic group and are restricted in their host associations to parrots of the tribe Platycercini (Psittacidae, Psittacinae), members of which occur in the Australia and Indo-Malayan region.
New genera and species of feather mites of the family Gabuciniidae (Astigmata: Pterolichoidea) from New World raptors (Aves: Falconiformes)
- BiologyThe Canadian Entomologist
Four new species of feather mites of the family Gabuciniidae are described from Accipitridae and Falconidae (Falconiformes) from South and North America, three of which belong to new genera, Metagabuciniagen.