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any arthropod of the order Acarina except the ticks; they are characterized by minute size, usually transparent or semitransparent body, and other features distinguishing them from the ticks. They may be free living or parasitic on animals or plants, and may produce various irritations of the skin.
chigger mite (harvest mite) chigger.
itch mite (mange mite) Sarcoptes scabiei.
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harvest mite

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A minute arachnid of the order Acarina. Some mites are parasitic and cause asthma, mange, and scabies; others are vectors of disease organisms and are intermediate hosts for certain cestodes.

dust mite

A species, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinum or D. farinae, that ingests shed human skin cells. The mite is a common cause of allergic reactions.

follicle mite

Demodex folliculorum.

harvest mite


itch mite

See: Sarcoptes; scabies

mange mite

Any mite of the families Sarcoptidae and Psoroptidae, which causes mange in many species of animals.
See: mange; scabies

red mite

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Trombiculid mites live free in nature and prefer biotopes with well-drained dump soil, where animals that The life cycle represents a complete metamorphosis, and only the larval stages can infest animals (Curtis, 2012).
Trombiculid mites of China: study on vector and pathogen of tsutsugamushi disease.
If no related rickettsiae are identified from leeches, an alternative possibility is that trombiculid mites are present on Chiloe Island and that these are the vectors of the pathogen.
Within-population variation in free-living adult and ectoparasitic trombiculid mites on collared lizards.
Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, an obligate intracellular Gram-negative bacterium and spread by transovarial transmission in trombiculid mites. They usually feed on rats, their reservoir hosts.
Bartonella species and trombiculid mites of rats from the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.
The bacterium maintains itself in trombiculid mites, and small mammals serve as reservoir hosts in the natural life cycle of the mites.
The acquisition of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi by chiggers (trombiculid mites) during the feeding process.
In 2006, 63 (14.8%) of 427 adults with negative blood cultures admitted to Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane had scrub typhus, an infection caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi and transmitted by the bite of larval trombiculid mites (1).
Scrub typhus, caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is a severe febrile illness transmitted to humans by trombiculid mites, which normally feed on rodents.
Scrub typhus, a rickettsial disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is spread by biting larval trombiculid mites. Geographically specific foci of scrub typhus are determined by the distribution of vector mites (1).