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Family Anystidae - Whirligig Mites

Red Spider Mite? - Anystis Mite preying on a Psocopteran - Anystis Whirligig Mite with Gall Midge - Anystis another salt marsh mite Anystis Anystis Acari Live speedy mite
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 (Anystae)
Superfamily Anystoidea
Family Anystidae (Whirligig Mites)
Identification
"The legs seem to radiate out from a single point. It allows them to turn quickly and that's where they get their common name." --Kaitlin Uppstrom
Keys to subfamilies and some genera and species(1)
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic study of some Anystidae (Acari: Prostigmata)
M.K.P. Smith Meyer and E. A. Ueckermann. 1987. Entomology Mem. Dep. Agric. Wat. Supply Repub. S. Afr., No. 68.