蟎 (radical 142, 虫+11, 17 strokes, cangjie input 中戈廿中月 (LITLB), composition ⿰虫㒼)
- KangXi: not present, would follow page 1096, character 27
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 33570
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2883, character 6
- Unihan data for U+87CE
A 国字 (kokuji, “Japanese-coined character”).
(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)
蟎 (hiragana だに, rōmaji dani)
- Alternative spelling of 壁蝨: a tick, a mite (parasite)
As with many terms that name organisms, this term is often spelled in katakana, especially in biological contexts, as ダニ. More commonly spelled 壁蝨 in kanji. See those entries for more detail.
This character is very rare in Japanese.