This paper reports the incidence and associations of four species of mites, Paraneonyssus icteridius, Ptilonyssus n. sp. "A", Sternostoma n. sp. "A" , and Speleognathus sp., found in the nasal cavities of the common red-wing blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus ssp.) and Brewer's blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus cyanocephalus Wagler) over-wintering in the vicinity of Provo, Utah County, Utah. Three species of mites are reported for the first time from these birds, and two of these three are undescribed species.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Talley, George M., "The incidence of nasal mites in over-wintering red-wing blackbirds in the vicinity of Utah Lake, Utah" (1957). Theses and Dissertations. 7898.