Varroa Mites were detected in a domesticated hive
Leaf galls on Muehlenbeckia australis consistent with the mite Eriophyes lambi.
Photo sent to me from a person in a rented property. Sorry poor quality.
Looks as though it has just feed.
Image taken via stereoscope. Mites were on cacoons of blue orchard bees as I was harvesting them for storage for the winter. The mites seemed to be feeding on left over pollen. The bees were originally purchased through mail order company...
in a dead coconut log
Orange County, California, US
Bazillions of chiggers all over the rocks! There were seriously a really alarming number of them everywhere.
Several minute individuals actively wandering around on shoreline boulders bordering SF Bay. Covered with fine hairs.
Found on honeybee pupae.
Acari (or Acarina) are a taxon of arachnids that contains mites and ticks. The diversity of the Acari is extraordinary and its fossil history goes back to at least the early Devonian period. As a result, acarologists (the people who study mites and ticks) have proposed a complex set of taxonomic ranks to classify mites. In most modern treatments, the Acari is considered a subclass of Arachnida and is composed of two or three superorders or...