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Mites, along with ticks, belong to the subclass Acarina (also known as Acari) and the class Arachnida. Mites are among the most diverse and successful of all the invertebrate groups. They have exploited an incredible array of habitats, and because of their small size (most are microscopic) most go totally unnoticed. Many live freely in the soil or water, but there are also a large number of species that live as parasites on plants or animals and even some that feed on mold. Families Ixodidae - Hard ticks Argasidae - Soft ticks Nuttalliellidae - ????? ticks Wikispecies has information related to: Ixodoidea Tick is the common name for the small arachnids that, along with other mites, constitute the order Acarina. ... Suborders Acariformes Parasitiformes Opilioacariformes Acarina or acari is an order of arachnids that consists of mites and ticks. ... For other uses, see Arachnid (disambiguation). ... Invertebrate is an English word that describes any animal without a spinal column. ... Habitat (which is Latin for it inhabits) is the place where a particular species live and grow. ... A cluster of Escherichia coli bacteria magnified 10,000 times. ... A parasite is an organism that spends a significant portion of its life in or on the living tissue of a host organism and which causes harm to the host without immediately killing it. ... Grain mite found in a microscopic analysis of a fecal sample from a dog fed improperly stored dog food Mold mites is a general term that refers to a variety of mites (e. ...


Some of the plant pests include the so called spider mites (family Tetranychidae), thread-footed mites (family Tarsonemidae), and the gall mites (family Eriophyidae). Among the species that attack animals are members of the Sarcoptic Mange mites (family Sarcoptidae), which burrow under the skin. Demodex mites (family Demodicidae) are parasites that live in or near the hair follicles of mammals, including humans. Perhaps the best-known mite, though, is the house dust mite (family Pyroglyphidae). Binomial name Tetranychus urticae C.L. Koch, 1836 The Red Spider Mite is a predatory mite found in dry environments, generally considered a pest. ... Only a limited number tarsonemid genera, Steneotarsonemeus, Polyphagotarsonemus, Phytonemus, Floridotarsonemus and Tarsonemus, are known to feed on higher plants while most species in this family feed on the thin walled mycelia of fungi or possibly algal bodies (Jeppson, 1975). ... Genera include Abacarus Aberoptus Acalitus Acaphylla Acaphyllisa Acaralox Acarelliptus Acaricalus Aceria Achaetocoptes Acritonotus Aculochetus Aculodes Aculops Aculus Adenoptus Aequsomatus Anthocoptes Bariella Boczekiana Brachendus Calacarus Calepitrimerus Callyntrotus Cecidophyes Cecidophyopsis Cisaberiptus Colomerus Coptophylla Cosetacus Criotacus Cupacarus Cymoptus Dichopelmus Ditrymacus Epitrimerus Eriophyes Gilarovella Glyptacus Keiferella Leipothrix Liroella Mesalox Metaculus Monochetus Neooxycenus Neotegonotus Oxycenus... Genera See text Eriophyidae is a family of about 200 genera of mites, which live as plant parasites, commonly causing galls or other damage to the plant tissues. ... Mange (from Middle English manjeue, from Old French manjue, from mangier, meaning to eat)[1] is a parasitic infestation of the skin of animals. ... Species Demodex brevis Demodex bovis Demodex canis Demodex caprae Demodex cati Demodex equi Demodex folliculorum Demodex ovis Demodex phyloides The demodex mites form a genus of tiny parasitic mites which live in or near hair follicles of mammals. ... A hair follicle is part of the skin that grows hair by packing old cells together. ... Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria Mammals (class Mammalia) are warm-blooded, vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of sweat glands, including milk producing sweat glands, and by the presence of: hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex... Binomial name Trouessart, 1897 The house dust mite (sometimes abbreviated by allergists to HDM), is a cosmopolitan guest in human habitation. ...


Insects may also have parasitic mites. Examples are Varroa destructor which attaches to the body of the honeybee, and Acarapis woodi (family Tarsonemidae), which lives in the tracheae of honey bees. There are hundreds of species of mites associated with other bee species, and most are poorly described and understood. Some are thought to be parasites, while others beneficial symbionts. Binomial name Anderson & Trueman, 2000 Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope (LTSEM) image of Varroa destructor on a honey bee host Varroa mites on pupa Varroa destructor on bee larva. ... Species Apis andreniformis Apis cerana, or eastern honey bee Apis dorsata, or giant honey bee Apis florea Apis koschevnikovi Apis laboriosa Apis mellifera, or western honey bee Apis nigrocincta Apis nuluensis Honey bees are a subset of bees which represent a far smaller fraction of bee diversity than most people... Binomial name Acarapis woodi (Rennie, 1921) Acarapis woodi is a mite that is an internal parasite of honey bees. ... Only a limited number tarsonemid genera, Steneotarsonemeus, Polyphagotarsonemus, Phytonemus, Floridotarsonemus and Tarsonemus, are known to feed on higher plants while most species in this family feed on the thin walled mycelia of fungi or possibly algal bodies (Jeppson, 1975). ... Many terrestrial arthropods have evolved a closed respiratory system composed of spiracles, tracheae, and tracheoles to transport metabolic gasses to and from tissue. ... For other uses, see Symbiosis (disambiguation). ...


There are over 45,000 described species of mites[1]. Scientists believe that we have only found 5% of the total diversity of mites. Mites are believed to have existed for around 400 million years.


The scientific discipline devoted to the study of ticks and mites is called acarology. Look up acarology in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The tropical species Archegozetes longisetosus is one of the strongest animals in the world, relative to its mass (100 μg): It lifts up to 1182 times its own weight, over five times more than would be expected of such a minute animal (Heethoff & Koerner 2007).

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Systematics

For the systematics of mites, see Acarina. Suborders Acariformes Parasitiformes Opilioacariformes Acarina or acari is an order of arachnids that consists of mites and ticks. ...


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Image File history File links Wikispecies-logo. ... Wikispecies is a wiki-based online project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation that aims to create a comprehensive free content catalogue of all species (including animalia, plantae, fungi, bacteria, archaea, and protista). ... Image File history File links Wikibooks-logo-en. ... Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Harvest mites (genus Trombicula; also known as red bugs, trombiculid mites, scrub-itch mites, berry bugs or, in their larval stage, as chiggers) are mites in the family Trombiculidae that live in forests and grasslands. ... Grain mite found in a microscopic analysis of a fecal sample from a dog fed improperly stored dog food Mold mites is a general term that refers to a variety of mites (e. ... Binomial name Trouessart, 1897 The house dust mite (sometimes abbreviated by allergists to HDM), is a cosmopolitan guest in human habitation. ... Miticides are pesticides that kill mites. ... Common diseases, parasites, pests, and ailments of the honey bee include: // Varroa mite on a honey bee larva Main articles: Varroa destructor Varroa destructor and Varroa jacobsoni are parasitic mites that feed off the bodily fluids of adult, pupal and larval bees. ... Antipruritics, also known as anti-itch drugs, are medications that inhibit the itching (Latin: pruritus) that is often associated with sunburns, allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, fungal infections, insect bites and stings like those from mosquitoes, fleas, and mites, and contact dermatitis and urticaria caused by plants such as poison...

References

  • Heethoff, M. & Koerner, L. (2007): Small but powerful - The oribatid mite Archegozetes longisetosus Aoki (Acari, Oribatida) produces disproportionate high forces. J. Exp. Biol. 210(17): 3036-3042. doi:10.1242/jeb.008276 (Abstract)

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