25/150: World Wildlife Day – Even though we are microscopic we are still wildlife!

Arthropoda: Arachnida: Mesostigmata: Phytoseiidae: Typhlodromus: Typhlodromus pyri (Scheuten, 1857)

The predatory plant mite Typhlodromus pyri is just one of thousands of species belonging to the family Phytoseiidae (Order: Mesostigmata). While mesostigs encompass a number of predators, parasites, and plant feeders, the Phytoseiidae are mainly predators of other small invertebrates, but some also eat pollen and fungi. Continue reading “25/150: World Wildlife Day – Even though we are microscopic we are still wildlife!”