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1 September 2010 New Species of Parasitic Quill Mites of the Genus Picobia (Acari: Syringophilidae: Picobiinae) from North American Birds
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Five new species of the genus Picobia are described and illustrated: 1) P. leucophaeus sp. nov. from the Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla L. (Charadriiformes: Laridae) from Texas; 2) P. troglodytes sp. nov. from the House Wren Troglodytes aedon Vieillot (Passeriformes: Troglodytidae) from California; 3) P. cardinalis sp. nov. from the Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis (L.) (Passeriformes: Cardinalidae) from Texas; 4) P. carpodacus sp. nov. from the Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus (Gmelin) (Passeriformes: Fringillidae) from California; and 5) P. psaltriparus sp. nov. from the Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus (Townsend) (Passeriformes: Aegithalidae) from Texas. Two avian species from the family Picidae (Piciformes) are recorded as new hosts for P. dryobatis (Fritsch, 1958): the Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens (L.) from Texas and the Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris (Wagler) from California. Additionally, all named species of the genus Picobia with their host associations and distributions are summarized in tabular form.

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Maciej Skoracki, Sarah A. Hendricks, and Greg S. Spicer "New Species of Parasitic Quill Mites of the Genus Picobia (Acari: Syringophilidae: Picobiinae) from North American Birds," Journal of Medical Entomology 47(5), 727-742, (1 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.1603/ME09265
Received: 4 November 2009; Accepted: 1 April 2010; Published: 1 September 2010
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