Ornithonyssus

Ornithonyssus

(ōr-ni-thon'i-sŭs),
A genus of bird and rodent mites; species include Ornithonyssus bacoti, the tropical rat mite, a possible vector of murine typhus and a cause of human dermatitis; Ornithonyssus bursa, the tropical fowl mite; and Ornithonyssus sylviarum, the northern fowl mite.
[G. ornis (ornith-), bird, + nyssus, to prick]

Ornithonyssus

(or″nĭ-thon-ĭ′sŭs) [Gr. ornis, ornithos, bird + Gr. nyssein, to prick]
A genus of parasitic mites of the family Macronyssidae.

Ornithonyssus sylviarum

The northern fowl mite. Its bite may cause an itchy rash, esp. prevalent in owners of infected farm animals or pets.

Ornithonyssus bacoti

The tropical rat mite. Its bite may cause itchy papules on the skin.
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A gallery of the key characters to ease identification of Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Gamasida: Dermanyssidae) and allow differentiation from Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Acari: Gamasida: Macronyssidae).
Tropical rat mite, Ornithonyssus bacoti also called the tropical rat mite has been reported from many parts of the world including India and have been reported as a vector in transmitting rickettsial pathogens.24 Tropical rat mite has been found in various animals, however, rats, mice and other rodent species are known to be the preferred hosts.
(1981) Northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum (Acari: Macronyssidae), ingests large quantities of blood from White Leghorn hens.
Temporal changes in distribution, prevalence and intensity of northern fowl mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) parasitism in commercial caged laying hens, with a comprehensive economic analysis of parasite impact.
- Ornithonyssus bursa, was found on the wings at 61.33%, on the back 15.66% and on the tail 27.90% and the legs 6.70% (Fig.
erythraeus: la pulga Polygenis (Polygenis) rimatus (Insecta: Siphonaptera), los acaros mesostigmata Androlaelaps fahrenholzi (Laelapidae) y Ornithonyssus cf.
(23) Bites from the rat mite, Ornithonyssus bacoti, ubiquitous in the temperate areas of Europe and the Americas, can cause a papulovesicular dermatitis in stockyard and warehouse visitors and workers.
Two mites, Androlaelaps fahrenholzi (Berlese) (= Haemolaelaps glasgowi) and Ornithonyssus sp., were recovered from two host individuals.