chiggers(redirected from red mites)
chiggersLarvae of the family Trombiculidae, genus Eutrombicula (southern US) and Trombicula (Europe), which causes skin infestation.
Usually wet, low-lying vegetation—e.g., berry patches, tall grass, weeds, woods.
Chiggers are vectors for infections in temperate climates; in east Asia and the South Pacific, they may carry Orientia tsutsugamushi, the causative agent of scrub typhus.
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chiggersHarvest mites, red mites Dermatology Larvae of the family Trombiculidae, genus Eutrombicula–southern US, Trombicula–Europe which causes skin infestation Habitat Berry patches, tall grass, weeds, woods. See Chiggers.
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