Trombiculidae

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Trombiculidae Trom·bic·u·li·dae (trŏm-bĭk'yə-lī'dē)
n.
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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