Tyroglyphus(tī-rōg′lĭ-fŭs) [Gr. tyros, cheese, + glyphein, to carve]
A genus of sarcoptoid mites commonly known as cheese mites. They infest cheese and dried vegetable food products and occasionally infest humans, causing pruritus. This genus includes species that cause grocer's itch, vanillism, and copra itch.
a genus of mites in the family Acaridae. Parasites of grain and other vegetable matter and only parasitize animals accidentally. They cause itching and occasionally a mild dermatitis. The infestation is usually self-limiting.
Tyroglyphus farinae (syn. Acarus farinae)
lives in cheeses and grain.
Tyroglyphus siro (syn. Acarus siro)
the cheese mite; also infests grain and may cause diarrhea.