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These food mites are tiny and barely visible, varying from 0.3 to 0.6 mm. Using strong magnification, one can notice that the body has no incision between the 2nd and the 3rd leg pairs. The males possess no suction pads; in the females, a short copulation pipe is visible. For both sexes, the body bristles are very long and feathery. Unlike Gylcyphagus domesticus, these mites have an inserted, elongated, and pointed scale on the end segment of the legs. Nevertheless, the scale is difficult to recognise if it is not spread out. Their eggs are quite large, compared with the size of the adult.

Storage mite allergy was initially reported to involve mainly farmers and grain workers. As these Storage mites are found in barns and grain stores, they are important causes of occupational respiratory diseases in farmers .

In Europe, L. destructor has been reported to be a major source of mite allergy in rural and urban environments. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

Basic Part Properties

Part Display Name
Lepidoglyphus destructor
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
Created On
Construct for LOINC Short Name
L destructor

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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 害嗜鳞螨
Synonyms: 仓储害螨;储存螨;储螨
fr-CA French (Canada) Lepidoglyphus destructor
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Lepidoglyphus destructor
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Lepidoglyphus destructor
it-IT Italian (Italy) Lepidoglyphus destructor
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Ev tozu,Lepidoglyphus destructor
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Lepidoglyphus destructor
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Lepidoglyphus destructor
fr-BE French (Belgium) Lepidoglyphus destructor
Synonyms: d71