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harvest mite

n.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations
Herbstgrasmilbe
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This released a myriad of black harvest mites which fell on to the three lochs to be scooped up by the grateful trout.
The signs usually appear up to 72 hours after walking through woodland and it is usually caused by harvest mites which latch on to a dog's paws, legs, chest and tummy, often resembling red dust that becomes stuck in the fur.
SCI is often described as a 'mystery illness' because it has no confirmed cause and the only thing that connects most suspected cases is that the disease is borne through harvest mites in woodland areas.