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Family Cunaxidae - Predatory Mites

Mite ID Mite ID Family Cunaxidae Cunaxidae from forest liter - Dactyloscirus Mite - Armascirus Mite Mite Cunaxidae
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 Eupodina
Superfamily Bdelloidea
Family Cunaxidae (Predatory Mites)
Numbers
~250 spp. in 17 genera worldwide(1)
Food
"All cunaxids are thought to be opportunistic predators, though an undescribed Rubroscirus was observed to drink drops of honeydew in addition to feeding on live prey." (Skvarla et al. 2014)
Print References
Skvarla, Michael J. et al. 2014. A review of Cunaxidae (Acariformes,Trombidiformes): Histories and diagnoses of subfamilies and genera, keys to world species, and some new locality records. Zookeys 418:1-103