The chigoe remained the only member of the family known to scientific entomologists until the year 1860.
Occasionally a gorilla or a chimpanzee may get a chigoe in its toe.
All the chigoe family have eyes; but in one recently discovered species the eye is very small and devoid of pigment.
The chigoe lays about sixty eggs, depositing them in a sort of sac on each side of the external opening of the oviduct.
In hot countries the chigoe (Dermatophilus penetrans) is a serious and troublesome pest, particularly to bare-footed people.
The chigoe (Dermatophilus penetrans) is a native originally of South America.
It is like the red "chigoe" which inserts his tiny head in the flesh and burrows until he causes a throbbing fester.
Passing to the fleas, the most important and truly parasitic form is the chigoe or gigger (Pulex penetrans).
Probably the common flea and the chigoe would form distinct genera.
Sarcopsylla, sr-kop-sil′a, n. a genus of American insects, including the jigger or chigoe.
chigoe chig·oe (chĭg'ō)
A small tropical flea (Tunga penetrans) the fertilized female of which burrows under the skin, frequently under the toenails, causing intense irritation and sores that may become severely infected. Also called , jigger2, sand flea.