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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Sarcoptiformes
Family: Acaridae
Genus: Pelzneria
Scheucher, in Stammer 1957

Pelzneria is a genus of mites in the family Acaridae.[1] Species of Pelzneria are most often associated with small vertebrate carrion, and most species are phoretic on silphid beetles of the genus Nicrophorus.[2]



  1. ^ Barry O'Connor, ed. (2008). "Acaridae Species Listing". Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sarcoptiformes Preview (5—8)". Biology 2114, GA Southern. Course Hero. Spring 2011. Retrieved November 22, 2014.