Three new chigger mite species discovered in Taiwan

Annapolis, MD; October 5, 2015 — Three new species of trombiculid mites, also known as “chiggers,” have been discovered in Taiwan, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. Furthermore, 23 other species that are new records for Taiwan were found, more than doubling the number of previously-known species on the island.

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Source: Entomological Society of America (ESA)

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