Cosmopolitan. Considered invasive in this country. (Capinera, John L. North American Vegetable Pests. The Pattern of Invasion. American Entomologist. Spring 2002)
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.