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Genus Calyptostoma

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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 Calyptostomatoidea
Family Calyptostomatidae
Genus Calyptostoma
Remarks
Larvae are parasites of adult crane flies. Later stages are predators of larval Diptera in aquatic and semiaquatic habitats.(1)
Works Cited
1.A manual of acarology, 3rd Ed.
G.W. Krantz and D.E. Walter. 2009. Texas Tech University Press.