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  1. A genus of trombiculid mites that serve as vectors of tsutsugamushi disease in China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and various islands in the Pacific Ocean.
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Examples from the Web for leptotrombidium

Historical Examples of leptotrombidium

  • Chiggers, Leptotrombidium myotis (Ewing), were found on the ears of one long-eared myotis.

    Mammals of Northwestern South Dakota

    Kenneth W. Andersen

  • Several specimens were parasitized on the ears by chiggers, Leptotrombidium myotis (Ewing).