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1 May 2009 A New Species of the Genus Hirstiella (Acari: Prostigmata: Pterygosomatidae) Parasitic on Phyllodactylus bordai (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Mexico
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Hirstiella jimenezi new species is described from specimens found on the gecko Phyllodactylus bordai Taylor in the southern part of Mexico and also recorded from a single specimen of P. tuberculosus magnus Taylor. The female, male, deutonymph, and larva are described and illustrated. This is the first finding of Pterygosomatid mites on hosts of this genus.

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Ricardo Paredes-León and Juan B. Morales-Malacara "A New Species of the Genus Hirstiella (Acari: Prostigmata: Pterygosomatidae) Parasitic on Phyllodactylus bordai (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Mexico," Journal of Medical Entomology 46(3), (1 May 2009). https://doi.org/10.1603/033.046.0305
Received: 3 December 2008; Accepted: 1 March 2009; Published: 1 May 2009
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