Welcome in the Superfamily of the Pterolichoidea ! They are mainly mites which can be found in feathers of birds.

This Superfamily includes the following families, only two of them are represented on our site for the moment :

Ascouracaridae, Caudiferidae, Cheylabididae, Crypturoptidae, Eustathiidae, Falculiferidae, Freyanidae, Gabuciniidae, Kiwilichidae, Kramerellidae, Ochrolichidae, Oconnoriidae, Pterolichidae, Ptiloxenidae, Rectijanuidae, Syringobiidae, Thoracosathesidae, Vexillariidae



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It is a family of feather mites parasiting Columbiforms.

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Publications :

  • Fine Structure of the Feather Mite Falculifer rostratus (Buchholz 1869) (Acari, Falculiferidae)
  • Falculiferidae (Astigmata, Pterolichoidea) parasites des oiseaux columbiformes des Antilles. II. Le genre Falculifer.