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Acari

[′a·kə·rē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The equivalent name for Acarina.
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2011 and 2012 show that the wealth of oribates is much more refined during the months when the temperatures are relatively more important in particular the months of the spring and summery season with a light appearance of acarids during the months of the autumnal season.
Records where acarids were lumped under the larger classification of "arachnids" were not included.
The mites, or acarids (psoroptic ovis), bite the skin, causing intense itching, loss of condition, wool deterioration and shedding, exhaustion and even death.(9) The mites can also survive for long periods away from their hosts, a major factor in the spread of infestation.