The subclass Acari is comprised of mites and ticks. It is the most diverse group of all the Arachnida. There are approximately 45,231 described species.
The Museum’s Acari collection contains approximately 9017 species, which includes many types and has a world wide representation.
The collection is nearly all housed on microscope slides, although there are a fair amount of specimens in alcohol and a few dry pinned specimens.
There is a large amount of unidentified material which likely contains species not currently represented in the collection or possibly new to science.
If you would like to study any of the specimens in the below database and help us identify them, please contact Jan Beccaloni, the Curator of Arachnida and Myriapoda, to arrange a loan.
Unidentified Acari Excel (43.5 KB)