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harvest mite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n harvest mite larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Harvest mite (Zoöl) a minute European mite (Leptus autumnalis), of a bright crimson color, which is troublesome by penetrating the skin of man and domestic animals; -- called also harvest louse, and harvest bug.
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Usage

In literature:

Summer came, and hay-harvest, Anna was a brown elfish mite dancing about.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Harvest mites or "chiggers".
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Trombiculidae are commonly known by their larvae which are called chiggers or harvest mites.
"Natural History of the Prairie Vole (Mammalian Genus Microtus)" by E. W. Jameson
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In news:

Chiggers are the teenager stage of the harvest mite.
Red bugs, chiggers, berry bugs, scrub-itch mites and harvest mites are all terms used to describe members of the family of insects known as Trombiculidae.
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