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bird mite, Ornithonyssus sp. - Ornithonyssus

bird mite, Ornithonyssus sp. - Ornithonyssus
Darlington, U.S.A. County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 3, 2011
Size: small grain of sand
So tiny you can barely see them. Smaller than this period. I had to take pictures through a microscope lens. They were on my dad's skin in several places on his body, and they bit him.

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bird mite, Ornithonyssus sp. - Ornithonyssus bird mite, Ornithonyssus sp.-  in natural light - Ornithonyssus

I agree

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

I'm gonna say it's a bird mit
I'm gonna say it's a bird mite, Ornithonyssus sp. Was he near a place which had a lot of birds or a nest?

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On a farm. We have plenty of birds around. I guess he could have picked it up from the starlings or barn swallows in the barn.

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Anyone else getting bit?

Very first ID o
Very first ID on bugguide. How wonderful!

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