Tyroglyphus

Tyroglyphus

(tī-rōg′lĭ-fŭs) [Gr. tyros, cheese, + glyphein, to carve]
A genus of sarcoptoid mites commonly known as cheese mites. They infest cheese and dried vegetable food products and occasionally infest humans, causing pruritus. This genus includes species that cause grocer's itch, vanillism, and copra itch.
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While 57 black partridges (35 domesticated and 22 wild) were infested by 7 species of lices (Coculogaster heterographus, Brueelia coquimbana, Menacanthus stramineus, Genero columbicola, Menopon gallinae, Lipeurus caponis, Goniodes gigas), four species of mites (Tyroglyphus spp., Dermanyssus gallinae, Ornithonyssus syliarum, Sternostoma tracheacolum), two species of ticks (Ixodes pacificus, Amblyomma americanum) and a flea specie (Pullex irritans).
Seventeen of 22 wild black partridges were infested with three mite species (Tyroglyphus spp, Dermanyssus gallinae and Ornithonyssus sylviarum), two tick species (Amblyomma americanum and Ixodes pacificus) and one flea species (Pullex irritans).
In this paper they also described the taxonomic position of this genus and placed Tyroglyphus agilis Canestrini, Eberhardia (Cosmoglyphus) rhizoglyphoides Zachvatkin, Eberhardia (Cosmoglyphus) pedispinifer Nesbitt and Acotyledon sokolovi Zachvatkin in it.