Image Number: 5310008

Both female and male mites are whitish in color and microscopic in size. Females are 143-174 microns in length and 77-81 microns in width and males 125-136 microns in length and 60-77 microns in width. The body is oval, widest between the second and third pairs of legs, with a shining smooth cuticle. A few long fine hairs are present on the body and legs. It has elongated, beaklike mouthparts for active feeding on the host; North America.
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Ventral / Adaxial / Front

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Image location:
Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, Australia


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Acari
Suborder: Prostigmata
Family: Tarsonemidae
Genus: Acarapis
Subject: Acarapis woodi (Rennie, 1921)
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Image last updated:
Wednesday, December 12, 2007