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  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • Trombiculidae are commonly known by their larvae which are called chiggers or harvest mites.

    Natural History of the Prairie Vole (Mammalian Genus Microtus)

    E. W. Jameson

  • These three voles had an average of 25 Laelaptidae, 22 Listrophoridae, and 53 Trombiculidae.