Knemidocoptes

Knemidocoptes

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Knemidocoptes intermedins in a wild currawong (Strepera graculina).
The first report of Knemidocoptes intermedius Fain et Macfarlane, 1967 (Acari: Astigmata) in naturally infected European birds.
Knemidocoptic, from the Greek knemid (greave, a piece of armor that protects the leg) and koptein (to cut), refers to the morphology and pathogenesis of mites of the genus Knemidocoptes, which are burrowing mites of birds.