Mites & Ticks
( Acari )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Acari
(N/A, N/A)
Common Name:Mites & Ticks
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Arachnida
Order:N/A
Taxon Code:ARA00905
ITIS TSN#:733321

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Briones Regional Park, EBRPD, Briones Regional Park, 2537 Reliez Valley Rd., Martinez
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB070000
Park/Forest:Briones Regional Park, EBRPD

RECOGNITION
Most acarines are minute to small. The largest ticks and red velvet mites may reach lengths of 10?20 millimetres. Larvae normally have 6 legs, rather than 8. Some mites may have no legs at all, or no legs at just some life stages, based on life stage ecology.
Wingspan
Wingless
Body Length
0.08-20 mm

BIOLOGY
Development
Acarine larvae normally have 6 legs rather than 8. Some mites may have no legs at all in some life stages. Leg number is more a condition of taxonomy or life-stage ecology. For example, legs may be absent in mites which are parasitic or transported by other organisms. Some adult mites have 6 legs (one pair lost secondarily). Immatures of the Ixodidae have just 6 legs.

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Mike Dame

REFERENCES
  • BugGuide [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#733321
  • Wikipedia


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