Tropicoseius colombiensis ( 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

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Tropicoseius colombiensis ( Fain & Hyland, 1980 )


Tropicoseius colombiensis ( Fain & Hyland, 1980) 

This species was described from Colombia from the hummingbirds Phaethornis guy  , P. syrmatophorus  , P. superciliosus  and Eutoxeres aquila  . Naskrecki & Colwell (1998) reported this species predominantly from Heliconia  spp. ( Heliconiaceae  ) from Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador and Costa Rica.

Material examined. Two females from Eutoxeres aquila, Hitoy Cerere  BR, August 2004, coll. I. Literak; 8 females and 1 deutonymph from the same host, Barbilla NP, September 2004, coll. I. Literak.