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Family Parasitidae

Nicrophorus tomentosus passenger - Poecilochirus Tiny Insect (Mite?) inside Compost Bin Lid Mite eating a Globular Springtail - Pergamasus phoretic mites on Sexton Beetle - Poecilochirus phoretic mites on Sexton Beetle - Poecilochirus Mites IMG_4277 - Poecilochirus mite or tick larva? Poecilochirus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Parasitiformes
Order Mesostigmata (mesostigs)
Suborder Parasitina
Superfamily Parasitoidea
Family Parasitidae
Numbers
>360 spp. in 32 genera worldwide(1)
Remarks
Very common in decaying organic materials, where they prey on nematodes and fly larvae. [comment by Barry M. O'Connor]
Many are phoretic mites that hitch a ride on some kind of insect.