Acarus (genus - storage pests)

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Acarus Linnaeus, 1758

This genus of mites contains around 20 species. Several of them are regarded as storage pests that infest mainly grain and related products like the flour mite, Acarus siro. They can also cause allergies. A. farris has been reported to infest cheese. The genus is characterized by the structure of the reproductive system.


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: