Taxonomy: Suborder Gamisida
Animal: Liponyssus bursa 4 20.jpg
Liponyssus bursa ventral view (tropical poultry mite, bird lice) - the common blood sucking mite of poultry in Queensland, also attack, caged birds, wild birds such as sparrows, domestic animals and also man, particularly in Autumn and Summer, cause papular dermatitis. Distinguished from other mites by the shape of the anal plate, and chelicerae. In s/o Gamisida - larger mites with free coxae and stigmata, hypostome not toothed, claw on palp.
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