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Feather mites are the members of diverse mite superfamilies:

Feather mites
Dermanyssus gallinae mite.jpg
Dermanyssus gallinae
(Dermanyssoidea: Dermanyssidae)
Scientific classification
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Acari (partim)

They are ectoparasites on birds, hence the common name.

Treatments with pyrethrin or carbaryl powder have been described.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mironov SV, Skirnisson K, Thorarinsdottir ST, Nielsen OK (March 2010). "Feather mites (Astigmata: Psoroptidia) parasitising the rock ptarmigan Lagopus muta (Montin) (Aves: Galliformes) in Iceland". Syst. Parasitol. 75 (3): 187–206. doi:10.1007/s11230-009-9219-1. PMID 20157794.
  2. ^ Dabert J, Dabert M, Mironov SV (July 2001). "Phylogeny of feather mite subfamily Avenzoariinae (Acari: Analgoidea: Avenzoariidae) inferred from combined analyses of molecular and morphological data". Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 20 (1): 124–35. doi:10.1006/mpev.2001.0948. PMID 11421653.
  3. ^ "Merck Veterinary Manual".