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.

Ornithonyssus

a mite genus in the family Dermanyssidae.

Ornithonyssus bacoti (syn. Bdellonyssus, Liponyssus) bacoti
parasitic in rats and humans, the intermediate host of the filarial nematode of rats, Litomosoides sigmodontis, vector of Yersinia pestis (human plague), murine typhus and Q fever. Called also tropical rat mite.
Ornithonyssus bursa
parasitizes birds. Called also tropical fowl mite.
Ornithonyssus sylviarum
a parasite of birds.
References in periodicals archive ?
Two mites, Androlaelaps fahrenholzi (Berlese) (= Haemolaelaps glasgowi) and Ornithonyssus sp.
The genus Ornithonyssus has been associated with P.
Effects of parasitism by the haematophageous mite Ornithonyssus bursa on reproduction in the Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).
Ectoparasites identified were Dermanyssus gallinae and Ornithonyssus bursa.
Ectoparasites included ticks, Ixodidae; mites, Ornithonyssus sylviarum; fleas, Psyttopsylla mexicana; lice, Paragoniocotes mexicanus, Heteromenopon sp, and Psittacobrosus sp; and bugs, Ornithocoris sp.