harvest mite

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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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The seasonal occurrence of harvest mites (Trombicula autumnalis Shaw) on voles and mice near Oxford.
Chiggers are the larvae of a type of mite, also called red bugs or harvest mites. They are usually found in the South on grasses, shrubs, and near wooded areas.
AS HEcould have picked up mites, like harvest mites (which affect mainly the feet), or sarcoptic mange mites, which are more likely toaffect her all over her body.
Chiggers are the larvae of a type of mite, also called red bugs or harvest mites. These are usually found in the South but can be found as far north as Canada.