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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Acaridae

Mites(?) on Pleocoma simi - Rain Beetle - Sancassania Mite001 - Tyrophagus Mite infesting Drosophilia, dorsal - Tyrophagus Teeny Tiny  Bug - Tyrophagus Unknown habitat invader - Sancassania Mite mites mystery Acari found in sea urchin larva culture
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Superorder Acariformes
Order Astigmata (Astigs)
Suborder Acaridia
Superfamily Acaroidea
Family Acaridae
A case of hyperphoresy. "The small mites on the big Uropodid are deutonymphs in the family Acaridae, possibly the genus Schwiebea or Histiogaster. Species in both genera live in subcortical habitats and disperse on a variety of wood-associated insects." Barry M. OConnor
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