Abundance and temporal distribution of Ornithonyssus sylviarum Canestrini and Fanzago (Acarina: Mesostigmata) in gray catbird (Dumatella carolinensis) nests

Title:
Abundance and temporal distribution of Ornithonyssus sylviarum Canestrini and Fanzago (Acarina: Mesostigmata) in gray catbird (Dumatella carolinensis) nests
Authors:
Garvin, Mary C.; Scheidler, Lydia C.; Cantor, Dara G.; Bell, Kristen E.
Abstract:
The northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum Canestrini and Fanzago, is a common ectoparasite of wild birds. Despite its ability to transmit eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus under laboratory conditions and potential for involvement in the natural EEE virus cycle, we know little about its abundance or temporal distribution in nature. From June to August 2000, we studied the abundance of O. sylviarum in the nests of gray catbirds (Dumatella carolinensis), a reservoir host for EEE virus, at Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area (KMWA), a known EEE virus focus in Wayne County, Ohio. A total of 7,883 O. sylviarum, including 1,910 adults and 5,973 protonymphs, were recovered from 23 of 26 gray catbird nests collected during various phases of the nesting cycle. We found no association between mite abundance and number of catbird nestlings in successful nests. However, mite abundance increased significantly with date of nest collection and peaked in late July when transmission of EEE virus is likely to occur at KMWA. We therefore suggest that O. sylviarum may contribute to the transmission of EEE virus among gray catbirds at KMWA.
Citation:
Garvin, Mary C., Lydia C. Scheidler, Dara G. Cantor, and Kristen E. Bell. 2004. "Abundance and temporal distribution of Ornithonyssus sylviarum Canestrini and Fanzago (Acarina: Mesostigmata) in gray catbird (Dumatella carolinensis) nests." Journal of Vector Ecology 29(1): 62-65.
Publisher:
Wiley for Society for Vector Ecology
DATE ISSUED:
2004-06
Department:
Biology
Type:
Article
Additional Links:
http://www.sove.org/SOVE%20folder/journal/June%202004/June%202004%20TOC.htm
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/603607

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dc.contributor.authorGarvin, Mary C.en
dc.contributor.authorScheidler, Lydia C.en
dc.contributor.authorCantor, Dara G.en
dc.contributor.authorBell, Kristen E.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-24T12:08:03Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-24T12:08:03Zen
dc.date.issued2004-06en
dc.identifier.citationGarvin, Mary C., Lydia C. Scheidler, Dara G. Cantor, and Kristen E. Bell. 2004. "Abundance and temporal distribution of Ornithonyssus sylviarum Canestrini and Fanzago (Acarina: Mesostigmata) in gray catbird (Dumatella carolinensis) nests." Journal of Vector Ecology 29(1): 62-65.en
dc.identifier.issn1081-1710en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/603607en
dc.description.abstractThe northern fowl mite, Ornithonyssus sylviarum Canestrini and Fanzago, is a common ectoparasite of wild birds. Despite its ability to transmit eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus under laboratory conditions and potential for involvement in the natural EEE virus cycle, we know little about its abundance or temporal distribution in nature. From June to August 2000, we studied the abundance of O. sylviarum in the nests of gray catbirds (Dumatella carolinensis), a reservoir host for EEE virus, at Killbuck Marsh Wildlife Area (KMWA), a known EEE virus focus in Wayne County, Ohio. A total of 7,883 O. sylviarum, including 1,910 adults and 5,973 protonymphs, were recovered from 23 of 26 gray catbird nests collected during various phases of the nesting cycle. We found no association between mite abundance and number of catbird nestlings in successful nests. However, mite abundance increased significantly with date of nest collection and peaked in late July when transmission of EEE virus is likely to occur at KMWA. We therefore suggest that O. sylviarum may contribute to the transmission of EEE virus among gray catbirds at KMWA.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWiley for Society for Vector Ecologyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sove.org/SOVE%20folder/journal/June%202004/June%202004%20TOC.htmen_US
dc.subject.departmentBiologyen_US
dc.titleAbundance and temporal distribution of Ornithonyssus sylviarum Canestrini and Fanzago (Acarina: Mesostigmata) in gray catbird (Dumatella carolinensis) nestsen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Vector Ecologyen
dc.subject.keywordDumatella carolinensisen_US
dc.subject.keywordGray catbirden_US
dc.subject.keywordOrnithonyssus sylviarumen_US
dc.subject.keywordEastern equine encephalitis virusen_US
dc.subject.keywordArboviral transmissionen_US
dc.identifier.volume29en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.startpage62en_US
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