The Acariformes are the most diverse of the two superorders of mites. There are over 32,000 described species in 350 families.

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Acalitus vaccinii: Blueberry Bud Mite
Provides photographs and a description of this species, with information on its distribution, life history, hosts and economic importance.
Acarapis woodi: Honey Bee Tracheal Mite
Provides photographs and a description of this mite, with information on its distribution, life history, hosts, economic importance and management.
Acathrix trymatus:
Provides illustrations and a description of this coconut mite, with information on its distribution, detection and the damage it does.
Aceria guerreronis
Provides photographs and a description of this coconut mite, with information on its distribution, life history, ecology, hosts, damage, economic importance and management.
Analgidae ginglymura
Images of male and female feather mites, sometimes classified as Megninia ginglymura. 
Brevipalpus californicus
Provides illustrations and a description of this false spider or flat mite, with information on its distribution, hosts, economic importance, detection and management.
Brevipalpus phoenicis
Provides illustrations and a description of this false spider mite or red and black flat mite, with information on its distribution, hosts, economic importance and management.
Bryobia praetiosa: Clover Mite
Photographs of these mites and information on their hosts, symptoms, life cycle and description.
Chiggers
Chiggers are the larvae of mites belonging to the family Trombiculidae. This article describes their biology, their preferred habitat and control measures.
Chorioptes bovis
Images of male and female mites and a photograph of a cow with chorioptic mange.
Demodex
Photographic article by M. Halit Umar on the theme that life is a continuous interaction between organisms, in this case between man and the mite that lives in human hair follicles.
Demodex canis
Enlarged images of the dog follicle mite and a skin scraping showing mites and larvae.
Dermanyssus gallinae
Photographs of the red chicken mite.
Dermatophagoides spp: House Dust Mite
Provides illustrations and a description of these cosmopolitan mites, with information on their life stages and biology, hosts, economic importance, detection and management.
Eriophyes tulipae: Wheat Curl Mite
Photographs of these mites and information on their hosts and symptoms.
European Water Mites
Provides a gallery of photographs of these creatures found in this region.
External Parasites: Mites
Information on Psorptes, Chorioptes and Sarcoptes mites that may infect goats, and the life cycle of each.
House Dust Mites
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County factsheet and audio message on house dust mites (includes biology and control).
House Dust Mites and the Built Environment
A study of the Pyroglyphidae including their ecology, physiology and their hygrothermal environment in beds and bedding. [PDF]
Itchy Chiggers
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension factsheet and audio message on the biology and control of chiggers, which are the larvae of the harvest mite, Trombicula alfreddugesi.
Knemidocoptes pilae
Image of this scaly or depluming mite which infests birds.
Lynxacarus radovskyi
Images of the cat fur mite.
Macrocheles muscaedomesticae
Photographs of the house fly mite which hitches a lift between cowpats on a fly.
The Mighty Mite: An Unseen Predator
Characteristics and biology of the bird mites Demanyssus Gallinae and Ornithonyssus Sylviarum.
Mites Medically Important to Humans
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension factsheet and audio focused on house dust mites and the scabies mite, Sarcoptes scabiei.
Mites on Mason Bees
Illustrated article by Evan Sugden about Krombein's hairy-footed mite, Chaetodactylus krombeini, a pest of the orchard mason bee, and its control.
Mites that Attack Humans
Information on the bird, insect and rodent mites that may attack humans in the absence of their normal hosts. Also the scabies mite and the house dust mite and their control.
Neoseiulus californicus
Provides illustrations and a description of these predatory mites, with information on their distribution, life cycle and economic importance.
Notoedres cati
Images of the feline scabies mite, an infected cat and a skin scraping.
Oligonychus ilicis: Southern Red Mite
Provides illustrations and a description of this mite, with information on its distribution, biology, hosts, economic importance and management.
Ornithonyssus bursa
Photograph of the tropical fowl mite and enlarged images of its shields and chelicerae.
Ornithonyssus bursa: Tropical Fowl Mite
Provides illustrations and a description of this nuisance mite, with information on its distribution, life cycle, hosts, economic importance, detection and management.
Ornithonyssus sylviarum
Photograph of the northern fowl mite and an enlarged image of its sternal shield.
Otodectes cynotis
Images of male and female mites and photographs of a dog with otodectic mange.
Penthaleus major: Winter Grain Mite
Photographs of this mite and information on its hosts and symptoms.
Petrobia latens: Brown Wheat Mite
Photographs of these mites and information on their hosts and symptoms.
Phytonemus pallidus: Cyclamen Mite
Provides illustrations and a description of this mite, with information on its distribution, life cycle, hosts, economic importance, detection and management.
Polyphagotarsonemus latus: Broad Mite
Provides illustrations and a description of this mite, with information on its distribution, biology, hosts, economic importance, detection and management.
Psoroptes spp
Images of these mites and photographs of horses, sheep and a rabbit with psoroptic mange.
Raoiella indica: Red Palm Mite
Provides photographs and a description of this mite, with information on its distribution, life cycle, hosts, economic importance, detection, damage done and management.
Sarcoptes scabiei
Photographs and information on the sarcoptic mange mite, and photographs of animals with infestations.
Sarcoptes scabiei (Scabies or Itch Mite)
Information on this parasitic mite, its life cycle and the infections and itchiness it causes.
Scabies
Information on Sarcoptes scabei, the human itch or mange mite, with diagrams and information on its life cycle.
Spider Mites
Photographs of these pests and information on their hosts, symptoms, life cycle and description.
Tenuipalpus pacificus: Phalaenopsis Mite
Provides illustrations and a description of this flat red mite, with information on its distribution, biology, hosts, economic importance and management.
Tetranychus urticae: Twospotted Spider Mite
Provides illustrations and a description of this mite, with information on its distribution, life cycle, hosts, economic importance and management.
Trombicula sp: Chiggers, Jiggers, Harvest Mites or Red Bugs
Illustrations of these pests, with information on their hosts, their description, life cycle and control.
Varroa destructor: Varroa Mite
Provides photographs and a description of this ectoparasite of the honey bee, with information on its distribution, life cycle, hosts, economic importance, detection and management.
Varroa destructor: Varroa Mite
Photographs of this mite on honeybees, with information on its hosts, symptoms, life cycle and description.
Water Mites
A gallery of fine photographs by Wim van Egmond of members of several genera.
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