- A family of mites whose larvae are parasitic to vertebrates and whose nymphs and adults are bright red and live on insect eggs or on microorganisms in the soil.
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Examples from the Web for trombiculidae
Trombiculidae are commonly known by their larvae which are called chiggers or harvest mites.
These three voles had an average of 25 Laelaptidae, 22 Listrophoridae, and 53 Trombiculidae.