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Sarcoptes scabiei (De Geer) - (scabies mite)
The mite causes scabies (also called sarcoptic mange) on humans as well as in domestic and a wide range of wild animals. The mite burrows into the skin resulting in intense allergic itching and skin infections. It can weaken the animals, contributing to early death.
There are several subspecies or varieties of this mite specialized on different hosts. Based on DNA analyses, authors have come to different conclusions on whether to regard them as part of one species or as separate species. They are listed here as "varieties":
|• English:||scabies mite
|• Español:||arador de la sarna|
|• Français:||sarcopte de la gale|
• Sarcoptes scabiei var. bovis, causing bovine sarcoptic mange
• Sarcoptes scabiei var. canis, causing canine scabies
• Sarcoptes scabiei var. caprae, infesting goats
• Sarcoptes scabiei var. equi, infesting horses
• Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis, the human itch mite
• Sarcoptes scabiei var. ovis, infesting sheep
• Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis, causing mange in swine
For a review see Arlian & Morgan (2017).