Taxonomy: Suborder Prostigmata
Animal: Pyemetes triciti 3 13.jpg
Pyemetes triciti (grain itch mite or hay itch mite) - gravid female. Note stylet-like chelicerae, usually parasitic on larvae of insects in stored grain but they will attack man producing a severe itching rash which starts as a lot of tiny wheels with a central haemorrhagic area and leads to a secondary bacterial infection. In sub order Prostigmata which have stigmata and weakly sclerotized cuticle.
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