Dermanyssus gallinae (DeGeer)

Reeves, Will K., Durden, Lance A., Ritzi, Christopher M., Beckham, Katy R., Super, Paul E & Oconnor, Barry M., 2007, Ectoparasites and other ectosymbiotic arthropods of vertebrates in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA, Zootaxa 1392, pp. 31-68: 47

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.273680

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:1BA23B6E-F96B-495C-B0C5-0AC99413D0C3

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E5278780-FFFD-FFD9-FF3B-5E0BFC6BFB4A

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scientific name

Dermanyssus gallinae (DeGeer)
status

 

Dermanyssus gallinae (DeGeer)  —chicken mite

Ex Gallus gallus (domestic chicken): 1 F, NC, Swain Co., Oconaluftee, Frontier Farm, 15 Jul. 2003, W. K. Reeves, L­ 3092.

The chicken mite is a blood­feeding parasite of birds that will also feed on small mammals and humans (Whitaker & Wilson 1974, Kwochka 1987).

Dermanyssus hirundinis (Hermann) 

Ex Hirundo rustica  (barn swallow) nest: “Several,” NC, Swain Co., Oconaluftee, 7 Aug. 2002, W. K. Reeves, L­ 2991.

Ex Hirundo rustica  (barn swallow): NC, Haywood Co., Oconaluftee, Purchase Knob, 23 Apr. 2006, P. A. Super.

Dermanyssus hirundinis  infests a wide variety of birds in North America and will also infest human habitations (Moss et al. 1970).

Dermanyssus prognephilus Ewing 

Ex Sialia sialis  (eastern bluebird) nestbox: ~ 50 F and N, NC, Haywood Co., Purchase Knob, 29 May 2003, W. K. Reeves, L­ 3076.

Dermanyssus prognephilus  is a nest dwelling ectoparasite of birds.