Tropicoseius fairchildi Baker & Yunker, 1964,

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 fairchildi Baker & Yunker, 1964


Tropicoseius fairchildi Baker & Yunker, 1964 

This species was also described from the nasal turbinates of hummingbird Phaethornis guy  in Panama. Naskrecki & Colwell (1998) examined type specimens of Rhinoseius eutoxeres Fain & Hyland, 1980  from Eutoxeres aquila  and R. waidei Fain & Hyland, 1980  from Phaethornis guy  , both from Colombia, and concluded that morphological characteristics of both these species fit well into range of intraspecific variation of T. fairchildi  and are therefore identical to this species. This mite also was collected in Panama, Ecuador and Costa Rica, exclusively from different Heliconia  spp. ( Heliconiaceae  ). In Costa Rica it was also found on the hummingbirds Campylopterus hemileucurus mellitus Bangs, 1902  and Eutoxeres aquila salvini Gould, 1868 (Naskrecki & Colwell 1998)  .

Material examined. Eleven females from six specimens of Eutoxeres aquila, Barbilla  NP, September 2004, coll. I. Literák.