Trombiculidae


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Related to Trombiculidae: Sarcoptes scabiei, Harvest Mites

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.

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.

Trombiculidae

/Trom·bic·u·li·dae/ (-de) a family of mites cosmopolitan in distribution, whose parasitic larvae (chiggers) infest vertebrates.

Trombiculidae

[trom′bikyo̅o̅′lidē]
a family of mites, including harvest mites, red bugs, and chiggers. The larvae are parasitic and the adults are free-living. The mites are disease vectors of typhus, rickettsiae, scrub itch, tsutsugamushi disease, and other infections.

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.
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.
barra]li wak, que designa especies de la familia Trombiculidae del orden Acarina, no presenta especificos subordinados.
Additionally, mites belonging the Trombiculidae, Myobiidae, Sarcoptidae, Spinturnicidae and Macronyssidae families have also been reported (Webb and Loomis, 1977).