Anhemialges suteui n. sp. (Astigmata: Analgidae) from Hylia prasina (Cassin) (Passeriformes, Macrosphenidae) in Ivory Coast

Syst Parasitol. 2016 Oct;93(8):771-80. doi: 10.1007/s11230-016-9666-4. Epub 2016 Sep 14.


Anhemialges suteui n. sp. (Astigmata: Analgidae: Analginae) is described from the green hylia Hylia prasina (Cassin) (Passeriformes, Macrosphenidae) in Ivory Coast. The new species differs from the closest species, Anhemialges mironovi Kolarova, 2010, by the following features: in both sexes, solenidion σ on genu II is modified and widened in a form of leaf; dorsal setae c2, d2 and e2 are longer; and sternum and epimerites II are thinner. In males of the new species ambulacral discs of legs IV extend beyond the level of the lobar apices; in females, dorsal setae c2, d2 and e2 are situated on small oval shields and the anterior margin of epigynum exceeds the level of mesal extremities of epimerites II.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Female
  • Male
  • Mites / anatomy & histology*
  • Mites / classification*
  • Passeriformes / parasitology*
  • Species Specificity