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  •  oh I think we do... (1+ / 0-)
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    raincrow

    or something just like it, Harvest mites maybe if there is much difference, I get them here in SB on the central coast grasslands...and my yard.

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    by KenBee on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:15:11 PM PDT

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    •  Harvest mite larvae are chiggers (1+ / 0-)
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      Several species, all obnoxious.

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      by raincrow on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:21:56 PM PDT

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      •  yes...this is correct (2+ / 0-)
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        I tend to associate them more with dewy grass, but that's probably just because they are more prolific in the Midwest.  But they are all over.  

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        by Keith930 on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:34:25 PM PDT

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      •  ahhh, ok, wiki agrees with you :> (3+ / 0-)
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        Creosote, raincrow, kurt

        'alternative name: harvest mite, red mite'

        wiki:The Trombiculidae (pron.: trɒmbɨˈkjuːlɨdiː (also called berry bugs, harvest mites, red bugs, scrub-itch mites and aoutas) are a family of mites.[3] In their larval stage, those species which bite their host and "causes intense irritation"[4] or "a wheal, usually with severe itching and dermatitis,"[5][6] are called chiggers.
        wiki: chiggers

        thanks, the babies are whut dun it! grrrr!

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        by KenBee on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 08:41:47 PM PDT

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