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Renee Anderson, Faith M. Oi
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Publication Date: 08/10/1998

Chiggers, or “red bugs,” are not insects. They are the larval stage of mites that belong to the family Trombiculidae. Mites belong to the Acari, the same group of organisms as ticks. The typical mite passes through four life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult.