Acarus siro

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Acarus siro


Taxonavigation: Acaroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Subclassis: Acari
Superordo: Acariformes
Ordo: Oribatida
Infraordo: Desmonomata
Cohort: Astigmata
Subordo: Acaridia
Superfamilia: Acaroidea

Familia: Acaridae
Subfamilia: Acarinae
Genus: Acarus
Species: Acarus siro




Pascal’s mite is not Acarus siro L., as usually thought, but Sarcoptes scabiei (L.). In everyday language and in Pascal’s time, the term used to designate A. siro L. was mite (used singly, in English and French) and not ciron, a word restricted to the scabies mite (cf André, 2019).

Vernacular names[edit]

English: mite
français: mite, mitte,artison, miton, midon
Nederlands: mijt


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