First record of Pellonyssus gorgasi Yunker & Radovsky, 1966 (Mesostigmata: Macronyssidae) in Cuba and a new host association
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The mite Pellonyssus gorgasi Yunker & Radovsky is recorded for the first time in Cuba, based on several specimens collected on a young Cuban Emerald, Riccordia ricordii ricordii (Gervais) (Apodiformes: Trochilidae) and in its nest from San Antonio de los Baños, Artemisa Province. In this study, R. r. ricordii represents a new host-association for P. gorgasi, whereas the genus Pellonyssus is also recorded for the first time in Cuba.
Santana PE.T, Bassini-Silva R, Dowling A.P.G., Armas LF.. First record of Pellonyssus gorgasi Yunker & Radovsky, 1966 (Mesostigmata: Macronyssidae) in Cuba and a new host association. Int. J. Acarol. 2022 Feb;in press. doi:10.1080/01647954.2022.2030795.
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