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Is this a chigger?

Is this a chigger?
Cottonwood 34.688312 -112.051444 elevation 4080 ft., Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
September 14, 2018
Size: less than 1mm
I get chigger bites this time every year on our property within the Prescott NF. I captured this mite in a bug net.

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post-larval Parasitengona
Chiggers in the very strict sense are larval trombiculids within the larger taxon Parasitengona. As this mite has four pairs of legs (larvae have 3 pairs) it is either a nymphal or adult parasitengone. The image has insufficient resolution to i.d. to family, but trombiculids usually have a bit of a constriction between the 2nd and 3rd pair of legs, and this mite doesn't seem to have one. So my tentative i.d. is 'not a chigger'.

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