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Knemidokoptes

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Knemidokoptes

a genus of microscopic burrowing sarcoptid mites that infect fowl and caged birds; species include knemidokoptes laevis var. Gallinae, the depluming mite, and knemidokoptes mutans, the scaly leg mite.

Origin: g. Kneme, leg, _ kopto, to cut