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Yellow mite (Tydeidae), Lorryia formosa.jpg
"Yellow mite", Lorryia formosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Subclass: Acari
Order: Trombidiformes
(unranked): Eupodides
Superfamily: Tydeoidea
Family: Tydeidae
Kramer, 1877
c. 60 genera, > 370 species

Tydeidae is a family of acariform mites. These are generally small mites with muted colours. The body is soft, often with complex striated or reticulated patterns. Some species have two or three eyes although many are completely eyeless.

These mites live in a wide range of habitats and there are predatory, fungivorous and scavenging species.

Genera of Tydeidae include:


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Tydeidae at Wikimedia Commons