harvest mite definition

  • noun:
    • See chigger.
    • any of different mites of this genus Trombicula. Inhabiting woodlands and grasslands, within their larval stage they attach to different creatures including humans and prey on skin, frequently causing itching.
    • a minute European mite (Leptus autumnalis), of a bright crimson shade, that will be troublesome by penetrating skin of guy and domestic animals; -- known as also harvest louse, and harvest-bug.
    • Just Like harvest-tick; specifically, a mite associated with genus Trombidium or family members Trombidiid√¶.
    • larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation

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