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Family Parasitidae

mite on Meloe blister beetle mites on carrion beetles - Poecilochirus Beetle with too many mites - Poecilochirus scarab beetle mite Beetle - Cercyon quisquilius - who are the mites?? Large Mite Hitchhiker - A mite with mites Mite?
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.