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Genus Tyrophagus

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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 Astigmata (Astigs)
Suborder Acaridia
Superfamily Acaroidea
Family Acaridae
Genus Tyrophagus
Explanation of Names
Author: Oudemans, 1924
Range
Cosmopolitan. Considered invasive in this country. (Capinera, John L. North American Vegetable Pests. The Pattern of Invasion. American Entomologist. Spring 2002)
Remarks
Most Tyrophagus species don't form deutonymphs - the species that live around humans disperse in their feeding stages. Primitive Tyrophagus are ant-associates and still form deutonymphs (comment by Barry M. OConnor).
Some species are associated with bees.
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