Raphignathoidea

Belongs within: Eleutherengonides.Contains: Cryptognathus, Eupalopsellidae, Eustigmaeus, Stigmaeus, Agistemus, Zetzellia, Raphignathus, Caligonellidae, Neophyllobius. The Raphignathoidea are a group of often predatory mites, many species of which are found in dry habitats. Members of the group vary from heavily armoured taxa such as the Homocaligidae and Cryptognathus to almost completely non-sclerotised taxa such as Barbutia and the… Continue reading Raphignathoidea

Cheyletiini

Belongs within: Cheyletidae. The Cheyletiini are a group of free-living predatory mites bearing fan-shaped setae on the palpi, legs and often body. The genera Cheyletia, Samsinakia and Hypopicheyla are found in association with insects and bear flattened setae on the dorsal shield. Chiapacheylus, Dubininiola and Oudemansicheyla form a group characterised by numerous neotrichial setae on… Continue reading Cheyletiini

Cheyletidae

Belongs within: Cheyletoidea.Contains: Cheyletiini, Acaropsellini, Cheyletini, Cheyletiellidae. The Cheyletidae are a group of predatory or vertebrate-associated mites that often bear large raptorial setae on the pedipalps. They have been divided between subfamilies Cheyletinae and Cheyletiellinae, based on the presence or absence, respectively, of comb-like setae on the palpal tarsi and teeth on the palpal claw,… Continue reading Cheyletidae

Cheyletoidea

Belongs within: Eleutherengonides.Contains: Cheyletidae, Myobiidae. The Cheyletoidea are a group of mites that are commonly parasitic on vertebrates. Representatives include the vermiform Demodicidae which inhabit the hair follicles of mammals, feeding on epithelial and sebaceous gland cells (Walter et al. 2009). Your little friends that are with you always Published 9 April 2008 At all… Continue reading Cheyletoidea

Pygmephoroidea

Belongs within: Eleutherengonides.Contains: Siteroptes, Acinogaster, Bakerdania, Pygmephorus, Imparipes, Scutacarus. The Pygmephoroidea are a group of primarily free-living mites that mostly feed on fungi. Many species have dimorphic females with distinct phoretic and non-phoretic forms. This has lead to taxonomic confusion with different forms of a single species treated as distinct genera or even families. Members… Continue reading Pygmephoroidea