Northern fowl mite


Ornithonyssus sylviarum (also known as the northern fowl mite) is a haematophagous ectoparasite of poultry. In both size and appearance, it resembles the red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae.

This blood-feeding parasite is broadly distributed, and has been reported on 72 host species of North American birds in 26 families. The mites have been a major pest of the poultry industry since the early 1900s.

Broader Problems:
Mites as pests
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST