A genus of microscopic burrowing sarcoptid mites that infects fowl and caged birds; species include C. pilae in parakeets (budgerigars), C. jamaicensi in canaries, C. mutans in chickens, turkeys, pheasants; also in other gallinaceous birds, C. gallinae (depluming mite) (syn Knemidocoptes laevis var. gallinae) in chickens, geese, pheasants, pigeons. Suborder Astigmata, Order Parasitiformed, Class Arichnada; Phylum Arthropoda.
a genus of the family Sarcoptidae of mites. Called also Knemidocoptes.
causes scaly leg in a Jamaican wild bird.
Cnemidocoptes laevis gallinae
causes depluming itch of fowl, pheasants and geese.
Cnemidocoptes laevis laevis
causes depluming scabies in pigeons.
causes scaly leg in fowls and turkeys.
causes scaly leg and a crumbly, honeycomb-like mass at the cere of the budgerigar or parakeet, called scaly face.