On Convulvulus flower petal
A Click Beetle with a load of small passengers.
The beetle was around 15 mm long.
On Black New Foundland dog's forehead.
Engorged tick on a lizard's ear.
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...