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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Trombidiformes
Family: Trombiculidae
Genus: Acomatacarus

Acomatacarus is a genus of mites in the family Trombiculidae. The larvae are parasitic. Species are called also chiggers, scrub itch-mite. The genus includes Acomatacarus arizonensis (lizards),[1] Acomatacarus australiensis (humans, dogs), Acomatacarus galli (chickens, mice, rats, rabbits).[2]


  1. ^ Acomatacarus arizonensis (Acari: Leeuwenhoekiidae): New Records from Three Species of Lizards in the Mexican Chihuahuan Desert Cristina García-De la Peña, Ricardo Paredes-León, Barry O'Connor, Héctor Gadsden-Esparza, Cameron W. Barrows The Southwestern Naturalist 2010 55 (2), 278-279
  2. ^ A. B. Shatrov & N. I. Kudryashova (2008). "Taxonomic ranking of major trombiculid subtaxa with remarks on the evolution of host-parasite relationships (Acariformes: Parasitengona: Trombiculidae)". Annales Zoologici. 58 (2): 279–287. doi:10.3161/000345408X326591.