Tropicoseius colwelli ( Hunter, 1972 ),

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 colwelli ( Hunter, 1972 )


Tropicoseius colwelli ( Hunter, 1972) 

This species appears to be endemic to Costa Rica. It was collected there from flowers of Centropogon  spp. ( Campanulaceae  ) and Tropaeolum  spp. ( Tropaeolaceae  ). It was found also on the hummingbirds Campylopterus hemileucurus mellitus  and Eugenes fulgens spectabilis (Lawrence, 1867)  ( Hunter, 1972; Naskrecki & Colwell, 1998).

Material examined. Twenty females, 2 homeomorphic males, 2 deutonymphs and 1 protonymph from 4 hummingbird feeders at Turrialba Lodge, Costa Rica, August 2, 2004, coll. I. Literak.