Dactyloscirus sp. Dactyloscirus sp. Thor, 1902    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Arachnida   >   Order Trombidiformes   >   Family Cunaxidae   >   Genus Dactyloscirus   


The shape of these mites gives them the common name of Snout Mites (Order: Trombidiformes, Suborder: Prostigmata, Superfamily: Bdelloidea). Snout Mites (Bdelloidea) consists of two mite families the Bdellidae and Cunaxidae. The Snout Mite in the above photograph belongs to the family Cunaxidae. Currently there are at least 20 genera and 400 species of Cunaxidae that have been described worldwide, but there are many more that have yet to be named. (R. Orr, pers. comm.)

There is 1 record in the project database.

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Dactyloscirus species under microscope in Howard Co., Maryland (1/30/2022). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

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