Demodecidae

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Demodecidae
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Demodecidae

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Diversity
7 genera, c. 65 species

Demodecidae is a family of parasitic mites, living on various species of mammals. Each species of mite is usually only found on a single mammal species, whereas a mammal species can have several different species of demodecid mites living on it.[2] Many species of mites are restricted to very limited areas of their body, e.g. the Meibomian glands, the ear canal, the tongue etc. This family was formerly named Demodicidae.

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  1. ^ Histoire naturelle des Acariens qui se trouvent aux environs de Paris. MH Nicolet, Arch. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. Paris., 1855
  2. ^ Izdebska, Joanna N.; Rolbiecki, Leszek; Fryderyk, Slawomira (2016). "A new species of Demodex (Acari: Demodecidae) from the skin of the vibrissal area of the house mouse Mus musculus (Rodentia: Muridae), with data on parasitism". Systematic & Applied Acarology. 21 (8): 1031–1039. doi:10.11158/saa.21.8.4.