Parasite-Host Relationships in Feather Mites

  title={Parasite-Host Relationships in Feather Mites},
  author={V. {\vC}ern{\'y}},
The feather mites (Analgoidea) make a group characterized by permanent parasitism and consequently closely associated with their hosts. Their occurrence on birds is of ancient date, which fact is confirmed by a considerable morphological and physiological specialization of many species. The beginning of the development and independence of this group from the tyroglyphoid complex dates back to the time between the Secondary and Tertiary Periods and its intensive evolution has been going on since… CONTINUE READING