Origin of chigger
Examples from the Web for chigger
Historical Examples of chigger
What was most aggravating were two pests of that region, the seed-tick and the chigger.Tenting on the Plains
Elizabeth B. Custer
Box turtles were considered to have chigger infestations when the reddish larvae could be detected with the unaided eye.
The interlaminal seams and transverse hinges of adults were not infested until the height of the season of chigger activity.
Ectoparasites infesting T. ornata are larvae of chigger mites (genus Trombicula) and larvae of bot flies (Sarcophaga cistudinis).
Loomis in his study of the chigger mites of Kansas examined many of the racers captured in the early years of my field work.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor
Henry S. Fitch
1756, from West Indies chigoe (1660s), possibly from Carib, or from or influenced by words from African languages (e.g. Wolof and Yoruba jiga "insect").