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chiggers

Larvae of the family Trombiculidae, genus Eutrombicula (southern US) and Trombicula (Europe), which causes skin infestation.
 
Habitat
Usually wet, low-lying vegetation—e.g., berry patches, tall grass, weeds, woods.

Disease vectors
Chiggers are vectors for infections in temperate climates; in east Asia and the South Pacific, they may carry Orientia tsutsugamushi, the causative agent of scrub typhus.

chiggers

Harvest mites, red mites Dermatology Larvae of the family Trombiculidae, genus Eutrombicula–southern US, Trombicula–Europe which causes skin infestation Habitat Berry patches, tall grass, weeds, woods. See Chiggers.
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Approximately 10% of chiggers from each rodent were sampled for identification using the standard taxonomic keys previously described by Nadchatram et al (18) and other published taxonomic keys.
Keywords: dermoscopy, chigger, Trombicula, entomodermoscopy, mite, ectoparasitic disease
Kuo found six times as many ticks and three times as many chiggers on rodents living in fallow fields, while the proportion of infectious ticks in fallow fields was three times higher.
Chigger bites can be prevented by applying an insect repellent spray that contains DEET.
In Brazil, the larvae of this chigger mite have been reported as ectoparasites on lizards in 'restinga' (sandy coastal) vegetation formations (Cunha-Barros and Rocha, 1995, 2000; Cunha-Barros et al., 2003), on tropidurid lizards from 'cerrado' (savanna) vegetation regions (Carvalho et al., 2006), and in the ecotone between the 'caatinga' (dry thorny shrub/stunted trees) and 'campos rupestres' (higher altitude rocky field) habitats (Rocha et al., 2008).
Insect Shield products also repel mosquitoes, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-urns) through 70 launderings.
Chiggers mites of the genus Eutrombicula Ewing, 1938 (Acari: Trombiculidae) from Cuba, with the description of three new species.
Mite infestations and infections were classified into the following distinct clinical and etiological categories: (1) scabies; (2) chiggers; (3) rickettsioses; (4) follicle mite infestations; (5) dust mite allergies; (6) animal or zoonotic mite infestations; and (7) plant mite infestations.
ironsi, and Atyphloceras echis echis), one tick (Ornithodoros sp.), two mites (Androlaelaps fahrenholzi (=Haemolaelaps glasgowi) and Omilhonyssus sp.) two chiggers (Euschoengastia fronteriza and Euschoengastia criceticola) and one sucking louse (Hoplopleura hesperomydis) and six helminths: one nematode (Carolinensts tuffi), two trematodes (Scaphiostomum Pancreaticum and Zonorchis Komareki), two cestodes (Catenotaenia dendritica and a larval cewtode, Strobilocercus sp.), and one acanthocephalan (Moniliformis clarki).
The differential diagnosis includes infected warts or scabies but the primary lesions of these are fairly typical ofchigger fleas, therefore always consider tungiasis or chiggers in this setting.
I also discovered early on that chokecherry bushes are infested with chiggers, which, I believe, are tiny little space aliens armed with tasers.