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Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
December 6, 2008
Size: 1.5mm (1/16") each
Found under a rock next to these bristletails and

Please help with ID.

Moved from Erythraeoidea.

Moved from Acariformes.

Wow this is a cool picture. I'm not sure what they are but i think they probably belong in the Prostigmata. Hard to tell how many legs they have from this picture, but it looks like they may be larval Erythraeoids based on their overall shape and the thin legs. Sorry i can't help you more on this one... great pic though!

Acari Project includes Erytraeoids under Parasitengona, which is under Actinedida under Acariformes. 'Fraid I don't remember where Prostigmata fit in.

I see the problem now
I don't think that Actinedida is a commonly used name now. My advisor said that Actinedida is used by Europeans more often. I think it goes Acariformes, Prostigmata, parasitengona, Erythraeoids. Sometimes Prostigmata is also called Trombidiformes too. As you are well aware, the mite taxonomic system is still in flux, and there are just so many mites that we end up with all sorts of sub, super, infra etc things. So for this picture, just to keep things with the Actinedida rather than doing a big change, i think we should put it under Erythraeoids.

So moved :-)
If you get a chance, check out the taxonomy tree of the Acari Project, based at Texas A & M University put involving specialists all over the globe.

are the cutest little balls of goodness I have ever seen! No idea what they are though, sorry!

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