Tropicoseius cf. trinitatis ( Fain et al., 1977 ), Fain et al., 1977

Dusbabek, Frantisek, Literak, Ivan, Capek, Miroslav & Havlicek, Martin, 2007, Ascid mites (Acari: Mesostigmata: Ascidae) from Costa Rican hummingbirds (Aves: Trochilidae), with description of three new species and a key to the Proctolaelaps belemensis species group, Zootaxa 1484, pp. 51-67: 62

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Tropicoseius cf. trinitatis ( Fain et al., 1977 )


Tropicoseius cf. trinitatis ( Fain et al., 1977)  

The species was described from Glaucis hirsutus (Gmelin, 1788)   and also collected on Phaethornis guy   in Trinidad ( Fain et al., 1977 a, b). OConnor et al. (1991) collected the mite from the same host and from flowers of Heliconia hirsuta   and H. bihai   ( Heliconiaceae   ). The Heliconia   spp. are probably exclusive host plants of this mite in Trinidad (Naskrecki & Colwell, 1998). This is the first record of it outside Trinidad.

Material examined. One female from Phaethornis superciliosus, Hitoy Cerere   BR, August 2004, coll. I. Literak.