Psoroptes

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Psoroptes

(sō-rop'tēz),
A genus of itch or mange mites (family Cheyletidae), including the species Psoroptes cuniculi (the scab mite of rabbits), Psoroptes equi (the mange or body mite of horses), and Psoroptes ovis (the common scab mite of sheep and cattle).
[G. psōra, itch]

Psoroptes

a genus of mange mites in the family Psoroptidae. See psoroptic mange.

Psoroptes cervinus
found on bighorn sheep, wapiti.
Psoroptes communis
see Psoroptes ovis (below).
Psoroptes cuniculi
found on the ears of rabbit, goat, horse, donkey and mule.
Psoroptes equi
the body louse of horses. Found also on the donkey and mule.
Psoroptes hippotis
see P. cuniculi (above).
Psoroptes natalensis
found on the body of cattle (Bos taurus, B. indicus), Indian water buffalo.
Psoroptes ovis
causes sheep-scab; found also on cattle and goats.