Trombicula alfreddugesi

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Trom·bic·u·la al·fred·du·ges·i

a mite species common in second growth and grassy brush areas of the Americas; the larvae attack humans (as well as reptiles, birds, and wild and domestic mammals), causing an intensely itching dermatitis.


a genus of mites (family Trombiculidae), whose larvae are parasitic on all animal species and cause dermatitis. Some also transmit diseases from their natural hosts rodents to humans, e.g. scrub typhus. The larvae are also called chiggers.

Trombicula akamushi
transmits scrub typhus of humans.
Trombicula alfreddugesi
see eutrombiculaalfreddugesi.
Trombicula autumnalis
distinctively red mite found on all domestic animal species including poultry. Attacks humans. It causes dermatitis, e.g. between dog's claws and on the heels of horses. Called also harvest mite, aoutat, lepte automnale.
Trombicula batatas
causes dermatitis.
Trombicula delhiensis
transmits scrub typhus of humans from rodents.
Trombicula minor
the scrub-itch mite.
Trombicula sarcina
see eutrombiculasarcina.
Trombicula spendens
causes dermatitis.