Allodectes Gaud & Berla, 1963

Hernandes, Fabio Akashi, 2013, The feather mites (Acari, Astigmata) of the Violet-capped Woodnymph, Thalurania glaucopis (Gmelin) (Aves, Trochilidae), with descriptions of three new species, Zootaxa 3616 (6), pp. 563-577: 564

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Allodectes Gaud & Berla, 1963
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Allodectes Gaud & Berla, 1963 

Type-species: Proctophyllodes (Alloptes) norneri Trouessart, 1885 

Mites of this genus have well developed dorsal shields and ventral sclerotizations. This genus is characterized by having trochanteral setae sRIII well developed in both sexes, setae ps 3 posterior to adanal suckers and lobes secondarily fused in males. They inhabit the quills of hummingbirds ( Trochilidae  ). Twelve species are currently known: A. norneri (Trouessart, 1885)  , A. amadoni Park & Atyeo, 1972  , A. amaziliae Park & Atyeo, 1972  , A. amplissimus Park & Atyeo, 1972  , A. bipeltatus Park & Atyeo, 1972  , A. elatarcus Park & Atyeo, 1972  , A. longisetosus Park & Atyeo, 1972  , A. nanus Park & Atyeo, 1972  , A. paulicaulus Park & Atyeo, 1972  , A. prolaticaulus Park & Atyeo, 1972  , A. wetmorei Park & Atyeo, 1972  , and A. similis Černý, 1974  .