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Trombiculidae

 [trom-bik´u-li″de]
a family of mites cosmopolitan in distribution, whose parasitic larvae (chiggers) infest vertebrates. The most common genus is trombicula.
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Trom·bic·u·li·dae

(trom-bik'yū-lī'dē),
A family of mites the larvae of which (redbugs, rougets, harvest mites, scrub mites, or chiggers) are parasitic on vertebrates; its nymphs and adults are bright red and free-living, living on insect eggs or minute organisms in the soil. The six-legged larvae are barely visible red or orange parasites that attach to the skin for a few days to a month, producing an exceedingly irritating reaction. In Asia, trombiculid chiggers of the genus Leptotrombidium transmit tsutsugamushi disease, caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, which is transovarially transmitted in these mites.
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Trom·bic·u·li·dae

(trom-bik'yū-lī'dē)
A family of mites with larvae (red bugs, rougets, harvest mites, scrub mites, or chiggers) that are parasitic on vertebrates; its nymphs and adults are bright red and free living, existing on insect eggs or minute organisms in the soil. The six-legged larvae are barely visible red or orange parasites that attach to the skin for a few days to a month, producing an exceedingly irritating reaction. Chiggers of the genus Leptotrombidium transmit tsutsugamushi disease, caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi.
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A catalogue of the Trombiculidae, or chigger mites, of the New World, with new genera and species and a key to the genera.
Vertical transmission of Orientia tsutsugamushi in two lines of naturally infected Leptotrombidium deliense (Acari: Trombiculidae).
1 * Laelaps manguinhosi Fonseca, 1936 * * * * Laelaps paulistanensis * * * Fonseca, 1936 Gigantolaelaps wolffsohni * * (Oudemans, 1910) Mysolaelaps microspinosus * * Fonseca 1936 Macronyssidae Ornithonyssus bacoti (Hirst, 1913) * * * Ixodidae Ixodes loricatus Neumann, 1899 * * * * * Trombiculidae Eutrombicula alfreddugesi * * * * (Oudemans, 1920) Helminths Digenea Echinostomatidae Echinostoma platensis Sutton * and Lunaschi, 1994 Echinoparyphium scapteromae * * * * * (Sutton, 1983) Microphallidae Levinseniella (Monarrhenos) * * * cruzi Travassos, 1920 Dicrocoelidae Zoonorchis oxymycterae Sutton, 1983 * * Cestoda Ciclophyllidea, Hymenolepididae Rodentolepis sp.
Systematics of the pest chigger genus Eutrombicula (Acari: Trombiculidae).
Molecular detection of various rickettsiae in mites (acari: trombiculidae) in southern Jeolla Province, Korea.