Mites & Ticks


Mites and ticks belong to the class Arachnida, the arachnids, which include the spiders, harvestmen and the pseudoscorpions. Many members of Acari are microscopic, whilst others are larger reaching up to 20 mm in length. The mites are mostly free-living creatures and are not parasties, although some are, as are the ticks, which can suck the blood of most animals and pass on diseases such as Lyme disease.

Acarines are extremely diverse. They live in practically every habitat, and include aquatic and terrestrial species. They outnumber most other arthropods found in soil, organic matter and leaf litter.


Mites


Eriophyidae (Gall Mites)

Eriophyes laevis
Eriophyes laevis
Red Pustle Mite (Aceria aceriscampestris)
Red Pustle Mite
Aceria aceriscampestris
Aceria nalepai
Aceria nalepai
Sycamore Felt Gall (Aceria pseudoplatani)
Sycamore Felt Gall
Aceria pseudoplatani
Aceria macrochela
Aceria macrochela
Aceria macrorhyncha
Aceria macrorhyncha

Bdellidae (Snout Mites)

Bdellidae Snout Mite
Bdellidae Snout Mite
Bdellidae Snout Mite

Erythraeida

Balaustium sp.
Balaustium sp.

Eupodidae

Eupodes
Eupodes sp.

Damaeidae

Damaeidae

Ceratozetidae (Ceratozetoid Mites)

Ceratozetidae
Ceratozetidae

Oribatida (Oribatid Mites)

Oribatida sp.
Oribatid Mite

Parasitidae (Predatory Mites)

Poecilochirus carabi
Poecilochirus carabi
Pergamasus sp.
Pergamasus sp.

Ticks


Ixodidae (Hard Ticks)

Ixodes sp.