Pyemotes tritici

Py·e·mo·tes tri·ti·ci

(pī'ĕ-mō'tēz tri'ti-chi),
The straw or grain itch mite, a common parasite of insects in stored grain and a frequent cause of straw or grain itch from their bites; not to be confused with Pyemotes tritici ventricosus, often called the straw itch mite, which is associated with the furniture beetle Anobium punctatum and is harmless to humans.
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The North American straw itch mite, Pyemotes tritici (formerly Pyemotes ventricosus), feeds preferentially on the larvae of insects that infest cane, hay, straw, and some grains, especially rice.