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Family Cheyletidae

hairy little mite Hitchhiker mite on beetle Mites - Microcheyla Mites - Microcheyla Mites - Microcheyla Mites - Microcheyla The moth, I know...I'd like to meet the Mighty mites, please Nodele sp.?
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 Eleutherengona
No Taxon (Raphignathina)
Superfamily Cheyletoidea
Family Cheyletidae
Remarks
Predatory. Females in this family are often phoretic on insects. [from comment by Barry M. O'Connor]