Rhinoseius androdon Fain & Hyland, 1980,

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: 63-64

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Rhinoseius androdon Fain & Hyland, 1980


Rhinoseius androdon Fain & Hyland, 1980 

This mite was described from material from the hummingbird Androdon aequatorialis  from Colombia, and later collected from the hummingbirds Amazilia rosenbergi (Boucard, 1895)  , Phaethornis yaruqui (Bourcier, 1851)  and Thalurania colombica (Bourcier, 1843)  and the plant Cavendishia  sp. ( Ohmer et al., 1991). Naskrecki & Colwell (1998) reported it from Cavendishia coccinea  and consider the flowers of plant family Ericaceae  to be typical plant hosts at higher elevations.

Material examined. Two males and 2 females from Chalybura urochrysia, Barbilla  NP, September 2004, coll. I. Literak.