Eupodidae

Belongs within: Eupodoidea. The Eupodidae are a group of mites commonly found in soil and low vegetation in temperate and boreal climates. Many eupodids have the femora of the last pair of legs swollen as an adaptation to jumping or rapid rearwards movement to escape threats. However, some species such as Eupodes minutus and E. tottanfiella… Continue reading Eupodidae

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Eupodoidea

Belongs within: Prostigmata.Contains: Penthalodidae, Cocceupodidae, Eupodidae, Penthaleidae, Rhagidia. The Eupodoidea are a group of mostly soft-bodied mites including predatory, fungivorous and phytophagous forms. They have freely articulating chelicerae, a famulus and at least one recumbent solenidion on tarsus I, and often a naso (Walter et al. 2009). Members of the family Rhagidiidae produce silk that… Continue reading Eupodoidea

Penthaleidae

Belongs within: Eupodoidea. The Penthaleidae are a group of often phytophagous mites, some of which are significant agricultural pests. They are soft-bodied with weakly chelate chelicerae, fifteen or more pairs of setae in the intercoxal region, and a dorsal or dorsoterminal anal opening (Walter et al. 2009). <==Penthaleidae |–Linopenthaloides novaezealandicusQH96, WL09 |–Chromotydaeus Berlese 1903H98 |… Continue reading Penthaleidae

Speleognathinae

Belongs within: Procurvata. The Speleognathinae are a group of mites endoparasitic in the nasal mucosa of birds and mammals. They have no active instars between larva and adult with all three nymphal instars being calyptostatic within the larval skin (Walter et al. 2009). <==Speleognathinae [Speleognathidae]AF00 | i. s.: Meropiboydaia Fain 1985AF00, H98 | `–M. merops… Continue reading Speleognathinae

Eriophyoidea

Belongs within: Eupodoidea.Contains: Nalepellinae, Vasates, Diptilomiopidae, Eriophyinae. The Eriophyoidea are a highly diverse group of phytophagous mites with a worm-ike body form and only two pairs of legs, with the hind pairs lost. They feed by inserting their cheliceral stylets into plant cells and sucking out the cell contents. Many species induce formation of galls… Continue reading Eriophyoidea

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Aceria

Belongs within: Eriophyinae. Aceria is a large genus of over 800 species of eriophyid mite, some of which are serious pests of commercial crops. Many species cause the development of galls or erinea (open papillar masses) on their host plants. The citrus bud mite Aceria sheldoni feeds in buds and developing fruit, causing distortion of… Continue reading Aceria

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