chigger

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chig·ger / ˈchigər/ (also jigger) • n. 1. a tiny mite (genus Trombicula, family Trombiculidae) whose parasitic larvae live on or under the skin of warm-blooded animals, where they cause irritation and dermatitis. 2. another term for chigoe.

chigger

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chigger (harvest mite or red bug) Tiny, red larva of some kinds of mites found worldwide. Adults lay eggs on plants and hatched larvae find an animal host. Length: 0.1–16mm (0.004–0.6in). Order Acarina; family Trombiculidae.