Mesostigmata, G.Canestrini, 1891

Howell, Lindsey, Jelden, Katelyn, Rácz, Elizabeth, Gardner, Scott L. & Gettinger, Donald, 2016, Arthropods infesting small mammals (Insectivora and Rodentia) near Cedar Point Biological Station in southwestern Nebraska, Insecta Mundi 2016 (478), pp. 1-16: 8

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5170591

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scientific name

Mesostigmata
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Acari: Mesostigmata   : Laelapidae   : Laelapinae  

Mesostigmatic mites of the subfamily Laelapinae   are thought to be nidicolous, or nest-mites, although all instars are commonly collected from host pelage. They are probably not truly haematophagous, but are occasionally collected with blood in their gut ( Radovsky 1969).