Four parasitic mite families newly recorded* from New Zealand

  • John M. Clark

Abstract




Four parasitic mite families (three in birds) are newly recorded from New Zealand. A brief diagnosis is provided for each family. Harpirhynchidae are recorded from greenfinch Carduelis carduelis. Syringophilidae are recorded from a feather/skin digest of a gannet Sula serrator and from the primary and secondary quills of a house sparrow Passer domesticus. Dermoglyphidae, Dermoglyphus passerinus Gaud, 1971, is reported from inside a primary feather of a male house sparrow. Johnstonianidae Paraplothrombium Robaux 1968 is recorded as an adult from a mesic forest floor.




Published
2019-10-28
How to Cite
CLARK, John M.. Four parasitic mite families newly recorded* from New Zealand. The Weta, [S.l.], v. 53, n. 1, p. 71-80, oct. 2019. Available at: <http://publications.ento.org.nz/index.php/weta/article/view/191>. Date accessed: 11 nov. 2019.
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