Protonyssus proctorae   (Mironov, Dabert & Ehrnsberger)

Carolina Parakeet Feather Mite
(Protonyssus proctorae)

syn. -


USA: Florida; Georgia; Illinois (?); Kentucky (?); Louisiana; Missouri (?); North Carolina; Ohio (?); South Carolina; Virginia; West Virginia

local name: -

size: (?)

extinction date: ca. 1918

This feather mite lived as a ectoparasite in the plumage of the Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis (L.)) and died out together with its only host.


- S. V. Mironov; J. Dabert; R. Ehrnsberger: Six new feather mite species (Acari: Astigmata) from the carolina parakeet Conuropsis carolinensis (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae), an extinct parrot of North America. Journal of Natural History, Volume 39(24): 2257-2278. 2005