The northern fowl mite. Its bite may cause an itchy rash, esp. prevalent in owners of infected farm animals or pets.
See also: 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.
parasitizes birds. Called also tropical fowl mite.
a parasite of birds.