Pyemotes ventricosus


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Pyemotes ventricosus

A mite present in the straw of some cereals, contact with which causes a vesiculopapular dermatitis in humans. This is called grain itch.
See also: Pyemotes
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However, stereomicroscope examination of the wood dust identified the mite Pyemotes ventricosus (Figure 2, panel B).