PENTASTOMIDA The pentastomids comprise a small group of organisms that have a worm-like adult and a larval stage within the eggshell that appears to be mite-like. It appears that they are probably related in some way to the parasitic crustacea … Continue reading

Sarcoptes scabiei

Sarcoptes scabiei (Linnaeus, 1758) Latreille, 1802 (Figure 5-33) Sarcoptesscabiei is not commonly reported from cats. The adults of Sarcoptes are larger than those of Notoedres, and te female has large triangular spines on the surface of its body (Fig. 5-33) … Continue reading

Notoedres cati

Notoedres cati (Hering, 1838) Railliet, 1893 (Figures 5-29 through 5-32) ETYMOLOGY:Noto = back and edres = seat, referring to the dorsal location of the anus, along with cati for the feline host. SYNONYMS: Sarcoptescati, Hering, 1838; Sarcoptesscabiei var. cati (Gerlach, … Continue reading