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Superfamily Trombidioidea - velvet mites and chiggers

Red Mite - Allothrombium Mites between the scales of a water snake - Eutrombicula Minuscule mite Unknown insect - Trombidium Trombidioidea - Trombidium Trombidioidea - Trombidium Tick? - Podothrombium Velvet Mite - Allothrombium
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 (Trombidiina - short-legged velvet mites & water mites)
Superfamily Trombidioidea (velvet mites and chiggers)
Numbers
>2100 spp. in >400 genera worldwide, arranged in 16 families(1)
Identification
Identification to family level requires a side view of the palps.
Remarks
life history summarized in(2)
Works Cited
1.Synopsis of the described Arachnida of the World
2.Biology and ecology of trombidiid mites (Acari: Trombidioidea)
Z.Q. Zhang. 1998. Experimental and Applied Acarology 22: 139-155.