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

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Dermanyssus gallinae (DeGeer)


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.