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Family Acaridae

Mites on Forked Fungus Beetle - Boletoglyphus ornatus Passengers Passengers Mite ID - Tyrophagus Mite001 - Tyrophagus mite, front view mite - Tyrophagus mite - Tyrophagus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Acariformes
Order Astigmata (Astigs)
Suborder Acaridia
Superfamily Acaroidea
Family Acaridae
Remarks
A case of hyperphoresy. "The small mites on the big Uropodid are deutonymphs in the family Acaridae, possibly the genus Schwiebea or Histiogaster. Species in both genera live in subcortical habitats and disperse on a variety of wood-associated insects." Barry M. OConnor
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