Bdellid Snout Mite

Bdellidae Snout Mite

Discovered in garden. 9th June 2019. © Peter Hillman

Family Bdellidae

This tiny mite are amongst the first mites ever to be described. They are readily recognized by an elongated, snout-like gnathosoma and by elbowed pedipalps bearing 2 long terminal setae.

They are predatory mites which feed on other arthropods and their eggs, and inhabit soil, leaf litter and leaves. They come under the same class as spiders, Arachnida.

Due to little information on these mites I have been unable to determine species.