Trombiculidae


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Related to Trombiculidae: Sarcoptes scabiei, Harvest Mites

Trombiculidae

[‚träm·bə′kyül·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The chiggers, or red bugs, a family of mites in the suborder Trombidiformes whose larvae are parasites of vertebrates.
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Scrub typhus, caused by the rickettsial bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi (Hyashi) that is transmitted by several species of larval mites belonging to the family Trombiculidae, is a disease of major military importance.