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Grain mite 1.JPG
Acarus siro
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Superorder: Acariformes
Order: Sarcoptiformes
(unranked): Astigmatina
Family: Acaridae
Latreille, 1802
> 110 genera, > 400 species

The Acaridae are a family of mites. Common forms include some mold mites, for example the grain mite. Genera in the family include:[1]

Fagacarinae Fain & R. A. Norton, 1979
Acarinae Nesbitt, 1945
Rhizoglyphinae Zakhvatkin, 1941
Pontoppidaniinae Oudemans, 1925
Incertae sedis


  1. ^ Barry O'Connor, ed. (2008). "Acaridae Species Listing". Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University. Archived from the original on 7 August 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 

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