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Published: 2021-12-31
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How long do Tydeidae live?

Laboratório de Acarologia, Tecnovates, Universidade do Vale do Taquari – Univates, Lajeado, RS, Brasil
Laboratório de Acarologia, Tecnovates, Universidade do Vale do Taquari – Univates, Lajeado, RS, Brasil
Acari Prostigmata life history lifespan


The family Tydeidae consists of small, free-living, soft-bodied mites with a diversity of feeding habits, including phytophages, pollen feeders and even predators, but the majority are scavengers or fungivores. Approximately 330 species in 30 genera have been described from throughout the world, but only a few species (<1% of all species) have been studied for their life history. This review provides a survey of their life history with a focus on their lifespan.


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