To date there are no reports in the literature, of feather mites on Calidris fuscicollis in Brazil, so this study contributes to the knowledge of the biodiversity of mites in wild and migratory birds.
Feather mites of the subfamily Magimeliinae (Pterolichidae) parasitize sandpipers of the order Charadriiformes, being well adapted to live in conditions of strong airflow (Dabert and Ehrnsberger, 1999).
Feather mites exhibit morphological variations according to their location on the feathers of the host (Roda and Farias, 1999).
Avenzoariidae, Pterolichidae and Alloptidae are common on birds of the Order Charadriiformes and each order of the class Aves has a specific set of mites, demonstrating a close adaptation to their host and that the evolution of feather mites occurred in parallel with the birds, allowing them to have the same geographic distribution.
Feather mites of the world (Acarina: Astigmata): the supraspecific taxa.
A phylogeny of the feather mites family Avenzoariidae (Acariformes: Analgoidea).
Several recent systematic and taxonomic studies have contributed to knowledge of the Brazilian feather mites (e.
In light of the limited knowledge of feather mites associated with the Brazilian avifauna, especially in the Northeast, the aim of this study is to survey the feather mites associated with birds from a fragment of seasonal deciduous Atlantic Forest.
Feather mites were deposited in the mite collection of the Department of Zoology, Sao Paulo State University, Rio Claro, SP.
Hitherto unknown associations between feather mites and birds were recorded for eleven taxa identified to the species level, and nine taxa were recorded for the first time in Brazil (Table 1).
The high prevalence of Proctophyllodidae, the most common feather mite family found on flight feathers of passerines, is often reported in inventory studies of feather mites (Lyra-Neves et al.