Blood-sucking mite Dermanyssus hirundinis (Herm.) (Acari, Gamasida, Dermanyssidae) found in a nest ofSwallow (Hirundo rustica) from the Faroes

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Published Jan 1, 1996
Peter Gjelstrup

Abstract

Thousands of bloodsucking mites, Dermanyssus hirundinis were found in a nest of swallow (Hirundo rustica) from Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands. The mite species is described and compared to Dermanyssus gallinas, which is known world-wide as a pest species in poultry farms. D. hirundinis is primarely found in nortwestern Europe.

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Natural Sciences