Nattress B. 2011. Horizontal transmission of Syringophilopsis kirgizorum (Acari: Cheyletoidea: Syringophilidae) // Acarina. Vol.19. No.2: 270 [in English].
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ABSTRACT: Horizontal transmission of the syringophilid mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) is documented for the first time. Syringophilopsis kirgizorum which was, until now, restricted to a small group of finches (Passeriformes: Fringillidae), was recorded from the tawny owl Strix aluco L. (Strigiformes: Strigidae). This could only be due to the horizontal transmission of the mites from prey.
KEY WORDS: Acari, horizontal transmission, quill mites, ectoparasites, birds.