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Trombidiformes

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Subclassis: Acari
Superordo: Acariformes
Ordo: Trombidiformes
Subordines: Prostigmata - Sphaerolichida

Synonymy

* Actinedida

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The Trombidiformes is a large, diverse order of mites, comprising around 125 families and more than 22,000 described species.[1] The group has few synapomorphies by which it can be defined, unlike the other major group of acariform mites, Sarcoptiformes.[2] Its members include medically important mites (such as the chiggers and scrub itch mites) and many agriculturally important species, including the spider mites (Tetranychidae) and gall mites (Eriophyidae).[2] Trombidiformes can be divided into Sphaerolichida and Prostigmata.[2]
References

1. ^ David Evans Walker (2004). "Hidden in Plain Sight: Mites in the Canopy". In Margaret Lowman, H. Bruce Rinker. Forest Canopies. Physiological Ecology Series (2nd ed.). Academic Press. pp. 224–241. ISBN 9780124575530.
2. ^ a b c Heather Proctor (August 9, 1998). "Trombidiformes. Trombidiform mites". Tree of Life Web Project. http://tolweb.org/Trombidiformes/2568/1998.08.09. Retrieved June 9, 2010.

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