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Chyzeriidae larvae on an unidentified cave weta (Macropathinae)
Chyzeriidae larvae on immature psocopteran
Microtrombidiidae larvae on an unidentified spider
Monoscutum titirangiense with Parasitengona larvae
Parasitengona larvae on Archaeognatha
Parasitengona larva on immature Myerslopiidae
parasitengonan mite larva attached to head of Schedotrigona sp.


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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: Trombidiformes
Subordo: Prostigmata
Cohort: Anystina
Hypordo: Parasitengona
Superfamiliae (17): Allotanaupodoidea - Amphotrombioidea - Arrenuroidea - Calyptostomatoidea - Chyzerioidea - Erythraeoidea - Eylaoidea - Hydrachnoidea - Hydrovolzioidea - Hydryphantoidea - Hygrobatoidea - Lebertioidea - Stygothrombidioidea - Tanaupodoidea - Trombiculoidea - Trombidioidea - Yurebilloidea


  • Parasitengona Oudemans, 1909


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