chigger


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Synonyms for chigger

small tropical flea

larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation

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Literak I, Stekolnikov AA, Sychra 0, Dubska L, Taragelova V Larvae of chigger mites Neotrombicula spp.
Occurrence of Orientia tsusugamushi in rodents and chiggers (Acari: Trombiculidae) in an orchard near Bangkok, Thailand.
The Chigger Craw works all year long as a contrasting vibration option to the Pit Boss.
Chigger mites are a group of small arachnids (class Arachnida) belonging to the families Trombiculidae and Leeuwenhoekiidae in the subclass Acari.
Chigger bites can be prevented by applying an insect repellent spray that contains DEET.
I'mWelsh born and reared and, though I curse lashing rain arm in arm with a whistling wind, while being inconvenienced by them, I also appreciate the fact that they keep my homeland free of the Anopheles mosquito, scorpions, killer snakes, funnel-web spiders, chigger and tumbler flies, to say nothing of nocturnal mosquitonets and barracudas off Barry Island.
Hikers stumbling onto mite islands are at significantly higher risks of larval chigger bites (also known as "chiggers" or trombidiosis) worldwide or scrub typhus, only in the endemic regions of Eurasia, Asia, and the South Pacific.
The first chigger, Microtrombicula welbourni Loomis & Webb, was described from Val Verde County, Texas (Loomis & Webb 1972).
Parasitic infections can be solely confined to the skin, as seen with human scabies, cutaneous larva migrans, the chigger flea, cutaneous myiasis and cutaneous leishmaniasis.
Highlights were Chigger Song, My Name is Steve, sung with genuine tenderness to a shocked woman from the audience who was literally dragged up on stage, Cut My Wings andHobo Low,which provoked some enthusiastic audience participation during the chorus.
Chigger larva have six legs and only feed on warm blooded animals when they are young, while the harmless adults have eight legs, resemble a small spider, and are very tiny - about 1/20-inch long.
Of course they got chigger mites the size of dinner plates here.