harvest mite


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Related to harvest mite: Chiggers, Scabies mite

harvest mite

n.

harvest mite

or

harvest tick

n
(Animals) the bright red parasitic larva of any of various free-living mites of the genus Trombicula and related genera, which causes intense itching of human skin

chig•ger

(ˈtʃɪg ər)

n.
1. Also called harvest mite. the six-legged, bloodsucking larva of a mite of the family Trombiculidae, parasitic on vertebrates.
2. chigoe.
[1735–45, Amer.; variant of chigoe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harvest mite - larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
trombiculid - mite that as nymph and adult feeds on early stages of small arthropods but whose larvae are parasitic on terrestrial vertebrates
genus Trombicula, Trombicula - type genus of the family Trombiculidae
Translations
Herbstgrasmilbe
References in periodicals archive ?
A parasite like the harvest mite can affect the skin.
Multiple environmental factor analysis in habitats of the harvest mite Neotrombicula autumnalis (Acari: Trombiculidae) suggests extraordinarily high euryoecious biology.
The autumn disease, which leads to vomiting and diarrhoea, is thought to be triggered by harvest mite larvae bites.