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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Leptus

Fence mite - Leptus mite? - Leptus Mite crawled onto my leg - Leptus - female Parasitic mite larva on weevil, lateral crop - Leptus Leptus on the leg of a Pterostichus lachrymosus - Leptus Erythraeidae? - Leptus Spider mite? - Leptus small Velvet Mite? - Leptus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Acariformes
Order Trombidiformes
Suborder Prostigmata (prostigs)
Infraorder Anystina
No Taxon (Parasitengona - velvet mites (including chiggers) & water mites)
No Taxon (Erythraeina - long-legged velvet mites)
Superfamily Erythraeoidea (long-legged velvet mites)
Family Erythraeidae
Subfamily Leptinae
Genus Leptus
Remarks
The larvae are generalist parasites of terrestrial arthropods. A number of species in this genus are described as parasites of North American harvestmen. - Barry O'Connor