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Acari (mites)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Infraclass)

ACARIFORMES (acariform mites)
TROMBIDIFORMES (trombidiform mites), eg: Eriophyes padi (a gall mite) - Galls on leaf spray
Superorder 60 subtaxa 52 ident refs
PARASITIFORMES (parasitiform mites)
IXODIDA (ticks), eg: Haemaphysalis punctata (Coastal Red Tick, Red Sheep Tick) - Female - dorsal view
Superorder 7 subtaxa 15 ident refs
PODAPOLIPODIDAE (a family of mites) Family 1 subtaxon  
Unidentified Eutarospolipus (Unidentified Eutarospolipus Carabid Mites) Unidentified    
TYROGLYPHIDAE (cheese mites) Family   1 ident refs
Unidentified Acari (Unidentified Mites)
Oblique view

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Acarology - the study of mites and ticks: Acarology - the study of mites and ticks
Baker, E.W. & Wharton, G.W., 1952 An Introduction to Acarology
Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L. & Sankey, J., 1961 Land Invertebrates, a guide to British worms, molluscs and arthropods, excluding insects
Krantz, G.W. & Walter, D.E., 2009 The Manual of Acarology
Shepherd, M. & Crotty, F., in prep. A Key to the Soil Mites of Britain and Ireland


Avery, R.A., 1974 (parasites of selected hosts) Identification of Animal Parasites

Pest species

Evans, G.O. & Browning, E., 1955 Some British Mites of Economic Importance
Hirst, S., 1922 Mites injurious to domestic animals (with an appendix on the Acarine disease of hive bees)

Plant galls

British Galls: British Galls
Darlington, A., 1968 A Pocket Encyclopedia of Plant Galls in colour
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2002 British Plant Galls - Identification of galls on plants and fungi
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2011 British Plant Galls
Stubbs, F.B. (Editor), 1986 Provisional Keys to British Plant Galls

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 41 general literature references to Acari (mites)

Acari may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(mites, spiders, false scorpions, harvestmen etc.)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 508 feeding and other relationships of Acari (mites)

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