Pediculoides ventricosus

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.

Pediculoides ventricosus

the grain itch mite that infests cereal crops and stored hay and grain; parasitizes animals causing a mild dermatitis but a severe pruritus.
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sudanicum in cotton (Ayyar 1941), and the globular mite, Pediculoides ventricosus Newport (Acarina: Pediculoidae), was found preying on immature stages of S.
The hay itch mite Pediculoides ventricosus (Newport) (Acarina, Pediculoidae) in South Australia.