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Spanish translation:nigua
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11:09 Jul 25, 2001
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Science
English term or phrase: chigger
Definición del Collins:
Also called: chigoe, redbug. U.S. and Canadian. the parasitic larva of any of various free-living mites of the family Trombidiidae, which causes intense itching of human skin
Fernando Borrajo
nigua or pique
Explanation:
One of the possible translations suggested by Simon and Schuster is "nigua". Here’s some more information.

Chigger, also called jigger, is the common name of two kinds of pests that attack human beings. One is the chigoe flea, and the other is the larva of a harvest mite. Only the latter lives in the United States.
Scientific Classification. The chigoe flea belongs to the jigger and sticktight family, Tungidae. Its scientific name is Tunga penetrans. Harvest mites (North American chiggers) make up the family Trombidiidae. They are Trombicula alfreddugesi.

(http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/worldbook/atozscien...

NIGUA Tunga penetrans
Tamaño: 1 mm de longitud. Características: Es una pulga que parasita animales homeotermos. La hembra fecundada se introduce bajo la piel, especialmente debajo de las uñas de los pies y de los dedos y entre los dedos. donde se hincha mucho y provoca inflamaciones muy dolorosas.
(http://personal.redestb.es/bichomania/Nigua.html)

I found no references to Trombicula alfreddugesi in Spanish, but another posible S&S translation for chigger is "pique", and cross-checking for "harvest bug, harvest tick" also gives "nigua" or "pique" as possibilities.

Hope it helps.

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xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 22:29
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Muchas gracias por tu ayuda.
Un cordial saludo,
Fernando Borrajao
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Summary of answers provided
nacha'garaHeather Laidlaw
nagarrapatacebice
naTrombicula autumnalis
Davorka Grgic
naexplicación abajo
Patricia Lutteral
nanigua or piquexxxtazdog


  

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48 mins
nigua or pique


Explanation:
One of the possible translations suggested by Simon and Schuster is "nigua". Here’s some more information.

Chigger, also called jigger, is the common name of two kinds of pests that attack human beings. One is the chigoe flea, and the other is the larva of a harvest mite. Only the latter lives in the United States.
Scientific Classification. The chigoe flea belongs to the jigger and sticktight family, Tungidae. Its scientific name is Tunga penetrans. Harvest mites (North American chiggers) make up the family Trombidiidae. They are Trombicula alfreddugesi.

(http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/worldbook/atozscien...

NIGUA Tunga penetrans
Tamaño: 1 mm de longitud. Características: Es una pulga que parasita animales homeotermos. La hembra fecundada se introduce bajo la piel, especialmente debajo de las uñas de los pies y de los dedos y entre los dedos. donde se hincha mucho y provoca inflamaciones muy dolorosas.
(http://personal.redestb.es/bichomania/Nigua.html)

I found no references to Trombicula alfreddugesi in Spanish, but another posible S&S translation for chigger is "pique", and cross-checking for "harvest bug, harvest tick" also gives "nigua" or "pique" as possibilities.

Hope it helps.




    noted above
xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 22:29
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 910
Grading comment
Muchas gracias por tu ayuda.
Un cordial saludo,
Fernando Borrajao
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1 hr
explicación abajo


Explanation:
He encontrado tanto nigua como ácaro rojo (que parecería ajustarse al "redbug" o "bicho colorado", como se le llama en Argentina), pero cuando comparas los nombres científicos la cuestión se complica.

Esto es una especie de biblia del ácaro; no tiene nombres vulgares pero puede serte útil:
http://entomologia.rediris.es/aracnet/7/10acaros/

Clasificación científica: los ácaros pertenecen al orden Acari. El ácaro rojo pertenece a la familia Trombiculidae. Los ácaros de la sarna pertenecen a la familia Sarcoptidae y los del folículo a la Demodicidae
http://www.lafacu.com/apuntes/zoologia/invertebrados_2/

Algunos son perjudiciales al hombre, como el productor de la sarna y el "bicho colorado" y otros a los animales como el caso de las garrapatas.
http://www.glacoxan.com/acaros.htm

R. tsutsugamushi se transmite en la naturaleza por ácaros trombicúlidos, que se alimentan en roedores del campo y de los bosques, entre ellos ratas, topos y ratones. La infección humana es consecuencia de la picadura de una nigua (larva del ácaro).
http://www.msd.es/publicaciones/mmerck/MM_13_159.htm

Espero que puedas sacar algo en limpio :-)

Saludos,

Patricia


Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
Local time: 18:29
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 1564
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3 hrs
Trombicula autumnalis


Explanation:
-ácaro rojo es una especie europea y no es de la familia Trombiculae (Google), sin embargo, chigger ES de color rojo (ver la foto)

Cómo se trata de una especie norteamericana yo pondria su nombre en latin.

Ver:

Britannica 2001(CD):

chigger

Also called Scrub Mite, Harvest Mite, Bete Rouge, the larva of any of 10,000 species of the invertebrate suborder Prostigmata of the subclass Acarina (sometimes Acari or Acarida). The name is also erroneously applied to an insect better known as the chigoe, jigger or jigger flea.

Chiggers range in lenth from 0.1 to 16 mm. The body armour is thin and discontinuous. Certain species have eyes, others have none. Spiracles or breathing pores, when present, are at the base of the first pair of appendages or elsewhere on the front part of the body.
Some species are terrestrial in habit, others live in fresh or marine water. Some are predacious, others are scavengers, parasites or plant feeders. Various chiggers are pests of man either as parasites or as carriers of desease. Attacks of chiggers often result in a dermatitis often accompanied by intense itching.
In North America the common chigger that attacks humans is Eutrombicula alfreddugèsi (also called Trombicula irritans).These species occur from the Atlantic Coast to the Midwest and southward to Mexico. The tiny larvae easily penetrate clothing. Once on the skin surface they attach themselves and inject a fluid that digests tissue and causes severe iching. The surrounding tissue hardens forming a tube.
After feeding the larva drops to the ground and sheds its skin, first becominh a nymph, than an adult. These stages are not parasitic on vertebrates but feed on plant materials and perhaps on other arthropods. The eggs are laid by the adult singly on the ground or on the leaves or stems of low-growing plants.
Other species of chiggers that were formerly considered to b emembers of Trombicula but usually are now classified as separate genera include Eutrombicula splendens and E. batatus of North America. In Europe Neotrombicula autumnalis attacks not only humans but also cattle, dogs, horses and, cats. In the Orient certain species of Leptotrombidium carry the disease known as scrub typhus.

ACAROS DEL POLVO Y OTROS PEQUEÑOS ACAROS
Aunque ya se ha citado un grupo de ácaros parásitos, las garrapatas, en el límite de lo microscópico existen varias familias de pequeñísimos ácaros que pueden producir reacciones alérgicas y dermatitis y que viven en el interior de las viviendas o fuera de ellas, alimentándose de materia orgánica o sobre los alimentos o parasitando a animales o al hombre, como es el caso del arador de la sarna.
Los llamados ácaros del polvo no parasitan al hombre. Viven en alfombras o sobre otras superficies alimentándose de pequeños restos orgánicos que forman parte del polvo, como pelos, escamas, restos de alimentos, etc.. Constituyen un componente alergénico del polvo casero produciendo comunmente un cuadro asmático cuando es inhalado por personas sensibilizadas a sus secreciones. Los más comunes pertenecen al género Dermatophagoides de la familia de los piroglífidos.
Otros ácaros que viven sobre alimentos almacenados o sobre animales pueden producir dermatitis de origen alérgico cuando parasitan al hombre ocasionalmente. Los ácaros de la harina o del jamón (Acarus siro) o de la fruta seca (Carpoglyphus lactis) y los ácaros de las gallinas (Dermanyssus gallinae), de la rata (Ornithonyssus bacoti) o de la carcoma (Pyemotes ventricosus), son algunos ejemplos.
Algunos como Trombicula autumnalis, perteneciente a los trombicúlidos, viven sobre las praderas de hierba. Sus larvas parasitan al hombre produciendo dermatitis acompañada de fuerte picor.
El ácaro productor de la sarna o escabiosis (Sarcoptes scabiei), vive en el interior de galerías que excava bajo la piel humana produciendo un intenso prurito e irritación. Se transmite por contacto directo con personas infestadas.
http://www.csalud.junta-andalucia.es/saand/sanalimamb/sanamb...

Scrub itch mite or chigger
Prostigmata, Trombiculidae

PHOTOGRAPH!!!! by D.E. Walter & C.Meacham
Family Trombiculidae - the larval stage of RED VELVET MITES are parasites, while the nymphs and adults are predators. This is called protelean parasitism, and when one of these mites bites people, the itchy red wheals called scrub itch result. In tropical Australia, some scrub itch mites in the genus Leptotrombidium are capable of transmitting a rickettsial organism that causes scrub typhus in people.

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Mite SEM gallery
Suborder Prostigmata

Espero que te valga.




    arriba
Davorka Grgic
Local time: 22:29
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 905
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3 hrs
garrapata


Explanation:
Native of Spain. This is a common or street name for "chigger"

cebice
United States
Local time: 15:29
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 160
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5 hrs
cha'gara


Explanation:
Creo que es una palabra inventada que lei en un cuento de Rosario Ferre, aunque no me acuerdo del titulo. Es algun bicho parecido y conserva bien los sonidos de "chigger".


    Cuento de Rosario Ferre
Heather Laidlaw
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