[ trŏm-bĭk′yə-lə ]
A genus of mites whose larvae are pests of humans and other animals and that includes species that are agents of transmission for tsutsugamushi disease.
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Examples from the Web for trombicula
The racer is an important host of the common pest chigger, Trombicula alfreddugsi, which often attacks humans.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor|Henry S. Fitch
Less regularly present, perhaps because of its different life history, is a small tick, Trombicula sp.Life History of the Kangaroo Rat|Charles T. Vorhies and Walter P. Taylor