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Trombidium muscae domesticae

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Trombidium muscae domesticae


From the Greek thrombos  (which means blood clot referring to the colour and form).


Traditional name

Italian: acaro della mosca
English: Red Acarus of Common Fly

Used parts

Tincture of the animals


Animalia; Arachnida; Acarina - Mites;  Prostigmata; Trombidiidae



Original proving

The provings, under the supervision of Hering, were made with the 3x, 6x, 9c, 18c. and 30c potencies.

Description of the substance

Family: Trombidiidae (Mites, Velvet Mites)
Dinothrobium magnificum (Leconte). Common to abundant in patches after summer rains. This large
red "velvet mite" may be active for only a few hours each year, and not every year. It emerges from
underground on mornings following rain when winged termites are flying (Tevis and Newell 1962).
Eats winged termites that have fallen to the ground or are emerging. Two specimens, both from BP
7/23/88. Found in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas (Essig 1958)

Systematic Synopsis of Medically Important Groups of Mites
Class Arachnida, Subclass Acari (Acarina) - mites
Superorder Parasitiformes - ticks and tick-like mites
Order Ixodida (Metastigmata) – ticks (Ixodidae, Argasidae)
Order Mesostigmata
Superfamily: Dermanyssoidea - poultry mites, nasal mites, rat mites etc.
Superorder Acariformes - mite-like mites
Order Prostigmata - includes mange, scab, itch & follicle mites
Superfamily Trombiculoidea – scrub itch, chiggers
Superfamily Cheyletoidea - mange and follicle mites, walking dandruff
Family Pyemotidae – straw itch mites.

Trombiculidae belonging to the family of the Arachnides.  Prostigmatic mites which show a body divided into two regions through an obstruction and covered by a thin fluff of a bright red colour . They are the external parasites of the Vertebrates, man included, whom they cause fastidious dermatitis  or transmit the  agents of serious infectious diseases.
 A group (trombidiformes) with a sub-order value, the  so-called Prostigmates, of  actinotric mites including various species, free or parasite, which may be found in the most different environments, i.e. soil, food, underground waters and surface waters. Trombidiforms  show stigmas close to the gnatosome and are without anal hole, which is replaced by a pore through which the excretions produced by a single excretory organ are discharged . To recall some of the main genera : Trombicula, Demodex, Halacarus, Limnochares and Hydrachna.