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Order Mesostigmata - Mesostigs

Mite ID Mite Ologamasidae, anterior - Euryparasitus - female Antennophorus sp. deutonymph, ventral mouth - Antennophorus mite Mite Mite ID please Acariformes
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Parasitiformes
Order Mesostigmata (Mesostigs)
Explanation of Names
Mesostigmata G. Canestrini 1891
Numbers
~11,500 spp. in almost 900 genera of ~110 families total(1)
Remarks
Many members of this group are free living and predatory rather than parasitic like other mites.
Works Cited
1.Superorder Parasitiformes Reuter, 1909. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification...
Beaulieu F., Dowling A.P.G., Klompen H., de Moraes G.J., Walter D.E. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 123–128.