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Genus Abrolophus

mite - Abrolophus mite - Abrolophus mite - Abrolophus Velvet mite? - Abrolophus Velvet Mite? - Abrolophus Abrolophus sp.? - Abrolophus Abrolophus sp.? - Abrolophus Id request Tick ? - Abrolophus
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 Erythraeoidea (long-legged velvet mites)
Family Erythraeidae
Subfamily Abrolophinae
Genus Abrolophus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
= Hauptmannia
Previous to 2000, Abrolophus were only known from the adult stage and Hauptmannia were only known from the larval stage. It has since been demonstrated that Hauptmannia are actually larval Abrolophus.
Numbers
Roughly 100 species worldwide. Only two are described for the US: A. arvensis (Banks, 1912) from Utah; and A. welbourni Yao, Snider et Snider, 2000 from Michigan.