Epidermoptes bilobatus

Epidermoptes bilobatus, also known as the scaly skin mite, is a mite which is found on domestic and wild birds worldwide. It lives on the chicken's skin, causing dermatitis and scabs, which leaves them susceptible to secondary infection with bacteria. They are usually found on the bird's breast, neck, and head.


  • Order: Sarcoptiformes
  • Family: Epidermoptidae
  • Genus: Epidermoptes


  • wild and domestic birds
  • rodents