Brief Summary

Read full entry


The Cohort Parasitengonacomprises 6 superfamilies of terrestrial prostigmatan mites and 9superfamilies of aquatic mites (this group being termed the Hydracarina orwater mites) for a total of about 60 families. There are about 7000 namedspecies, 5000 of which belong to the Hydracarina (Welbourn 1991). Many ofthe named terrestrial species belong to the medically importantTrombiculoidea, a group that contains the chiggers (also known as scrubitch mites).


Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities


EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!