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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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How to use Trombiculidae in a sentence
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.