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Pyemotes/Py·e·mo·tes/ (pi″ĭ-mōt´ēz) a genus of parasitic mites. P. ventrico´sus attacks certain insect larvae found on straw, grain, and other plants, and causes grain itch in humans.
A genus of mites parasitic on the larvae of insects.
A mite present in the straw of some cereals, contact with which causes a vesiculopapular dermatitis in humans. This is called grain itch.
a genus of mites; P. tritici (straw-itch mite) and P. ventricosus (harvest mite) can cause transitory dermatitis on animals eating infested feeds.