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Family Uropodidae

Beetle Mites Acari Bugs found in worm bin Mite IMG_5792_b Phoretic deutonymph, dorsal Phoretic deutonymph, ventral closeup Mite Hitchhikers
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Parasitiformes
Order Mesostigmata (mesostigs)
Suborder Uropodina
Superfamily Uropodoidea
Family Uropodidae
Explanation of Names
Author: Kramer, 1881
Phoretic mites on larger-bodied arthropods attach themselves by means of a pedicel of translucent material that the mite extrudes from its anus.
Internet References
Mites (Acari) for Pest Control. Chapter 37. Uropodidae