Ornithonyssus sylviarum

Ornithonyssus sylviarum

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

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.
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