Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 57, Issue 4, pp 385–387 | Cite as

Syringophilopsis davidi sp. nov. (Prostigmata, Syringophilidae) a new quill mite species parasitizing Calandrella brachydactyla (Passeriformes, Alaudidae) in Egypt

  • Eliza Glowska
  • Izabella Laniecka


A new quill mite species Syringophilopsis davidi sp. nov. (Prostigmata, Syringophilidae) parasitizing Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla (Leisler) (Passeriformes, Alaudidae) in Egypt is described. This new species is distinguishable from S. tyranni Bochkov and Galloway by 10–13 chambers of the peritremal lateral branches, setae se located slightly anterior to c1, and by setae ag2 about twice longer than the genital setae. This is the first record of this genus from the hosts of the family Alaudidae and in the Arab Republic of Egypt.


Quill mites ectoparasites Syringophilopsis davidi sp. nov. Calandrella brachydactyla 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Biology, Department of Animal MorphologyAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

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