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Genus Eutrombidium

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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 (Trombidiina - short-legged velvet mites & water mites)
Superfamily Trombidioidea (velvet mites and chiggers)
Family Microtrombidiidae (micro velvet mites)
Subfamily Eutrombidiinae
Genus Eutrombidium
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Though this subfamily bounces in and out of familial status, the recent checklist by Makol & Wohltmann keeps them at subfamilial status.
Explanation of Names
Eutrombidium Verdun 1909
22 spp. total(1)
Post-larval stages can be differentiated from all other terrestrial parasitengones by the presence of a posterio-dorsal sclerite... clearly visible in most photographs.
Larvae are parasites of grasshoppers, adults are predacious.