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Acari (mites and ticks)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthropoda > Arachnomorpha > Cheliceriformes > Chelicerata > Euchelicerata > Arachnida

 

Velvet mite.  [Photo N. Larsen ]

 

The mite and tick section has still to be developed but see page on Sarcoptes scabiei (Scabies or Itch mite)