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Volume 59, Issue 1

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Quill mites of the subfamily Picobiinae (Acari: Syringophilidae) associated with woodpeckers (Aves: Piciformes: Picidae)

Maciej Skoracki
  • Department of Animal Morphology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614, Poznań, Poland
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Published Online: 2014-02-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11686-014-0210-x

Abstract

The paper contains a review of quill mites of the subfamily Picobiinae (Acari: Prostigmata: Syringophilidae) associated with woodpeckers (Aves: Piciformes: Picidae). Three new species are described: Picobia mentalis Skoracki et Unsoeld sp. nov. from Picus mentalis Temminck, Neopicobia ea Skoracki et Unsoeld sp. nov. from Celeus flavus (St. Mueller) (type host), C. elegans (St. Mueller), C. torquatus (Boddaert), and Neopicobia freya Skoracki et Unsoeld sp. nov. from Dryocopus galeatus (Temminck) (type host) and Piculus rubiginosus (Swainson). Additionally, six new host species for Picobia heeri Haller, 1878 and 12 new host species for Picobia dryobatis (Fritsch, 1956) are reported. A complete list of the picobiines parasitising birds of the family Picidae is presented in the tabular form.

Keywords: Acari; Syringophilidae; Picobiinae; ectoparasites; Piciformes; Picidae

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Published Online: 2014-02-26

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Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 59, Issue 1, Pages 68–79, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11686-014-0210-x.

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