Rhodacaroidea is a superfamily of mites in the order Mesostigmata. There are 6 families with more than 900 described species in Rhodacaroidea, found worldwide.

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Halolaelaps subtilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Mesostigmata
Superfamily: Rhodacaroidea

These mites inhabit soil and litter, including rodent and nests, moss and lichen, termite nests, and sometimes tree trunks. Some are predators of small insects, mites, and springtails, and some have been found on bark beetles.[1][2][3][4]


These six families belong to the superfamily Rhodacaroidea:


  1. ^ "Rhodacaroidea Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2021-10-27.
  2. ^ "Rhodacaroidea superfamily Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2021-10-27.
  3. ^ Castilho, Raphael C. (2012). Taxonomy of Rhodacaroidea mites (Acari: Mesostigmata) (PDF). Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (Report).
  4. ^ Castilho, Raphael de Campos; Moraes, Gilberto; Halliday, R. B. (2012). "Catalogue of the mite family Rhodacaridae Oudemans, with noyes on the classification of the Rhodacaroidea (Acari: Mesostigmata)". Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz. 3471.