Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Leptus

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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 Leptinae
Genus Leptus
Remarks
The larvae are generalist parasites of terrestrial arthropods. A number of species in this genus are described as parasites of North American harvestmen. - Barry O'Connor