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New host association and locality record for Pellonyssus gorgasi Yunker and Radovsky, 1966 (Mesostigmata: Macronyssidae) in the state of São Paulo, Brazil
- Bassini-Silva, Ricardo, Jacinavicius, Fernando De Castro, Joppert, Adriana M., Dowling, Ashley P. G., Barros-Battesti, Darci Moraes
- International journal of acarology 2019 v.45 no.4 pp. 235-237
- Macronyssidae, Trochilidae, hummingbirds, mites, parasitism, Brazil, North America
- The genus Pellonyssus Clark and Yunker, 1956 comprises 14 species worldwide that are associates of birds. One of these species, Pellonyssus gorgasi Yunker and Radovsky, 1966, parasitizes hummingbirds in the Americas. This study represents a new host association with Eupetomena macroura (Apodiformes: Trochilidae) and the first occurrence of this mite in the state of São Paulo.