ASTIGMATA

  ASTIGMATA The astigmatid mites, as suggested by the name, are characterized by a lack of stigmata. These mites tend to be small and to have lightly sclerotized bodies. The third and fourth pairs of legs tend to exit the body some distance behind the first and second...

Chiggers Trombiculid Mites

Chiggers Trombiculid Mites (Figure 5-25) Common names: Chiggers, red bugs, harvest mites, itch mites, scrub mites, bichos colorados, bêtes rouges, rouget, herbstmilben, akamushi, tsutsugamushi, kedani, (Wharton and Fuller, 1952), heel-bugs, black soil itch mites,...

Demodex sp.

Demodex sp. ETYMOLOGY:Demos = tallow and dex = woodworm; this mite has not been assigned a specific name. SYNONYMS: This mite has been recognized as separate from Demodexcati, but no specific name has been given. HISTORY: Conroy et al. (1982) sent specimens of a...

Demodex gatoi

Demodexgatoi Desch & Stewart, 1999 A cat in Louisiana, USA, was recently found to harbor a new species of Demodex that was different from Demodex cati and which is different from the species that has not yet been described. The cat from which these mites were...

Demodex cati

Demodex cati Hirst, 1919 (Figures 5-22 and 5-24) ETYMOLOGY:Demos = tallow and dex = woodworm; along with cati for the feline host. SYNONYMS:Demodexfolliculorum var. cati Megnin, 1877. HISTORY: In 1859, Leydig stated that the cat was host to a species of Demodex. In...


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