Alycidae

Belongs within: Endeostigmata. The Alycidae are tiny mites characterised by two pairs of trichobothria on the prodorsum, slender chelate or needle-like chelicerae, and tarsi bearing paired claws and a rayed empodium. Species with chelate chelicerae such as Alychus roseus are predatory on nematodes but the habits of those with needle-like chelicerae such as Bimichaelia species… Continue reading Alycidae