Dermanyssus gallinae

Dermanyssus gallinae (DeGeer, 1778) (Figure 5-19)   ETYMOLOGY:Derma = skin and nyssus = to prick; along with gallinae for the chicken host   SYNONYMS:   HISTORY:Dermanyssus gallinae, which primarily affects avians, was first described by DeGeer in 1778. This mite … Continue reading

MESOSTIGMATA

MESOSTIGMATA   Mesostigmatid mites are characterized by appearing as small tick-like arachnids. They differ from ticks in that the stigmata are located between the third and fourth pairs of legs, and each stigma is associated with an anteriorly directed peritreme. … Continue reading