Acarus siro

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Acarus siro
Author: Joel Mills
Source:Wikimedia Commons

Acarus siro Linnaeus, 1758 - (flour mite)

This mite is an important pest of stored flour, bran and other stored products in temperate regions. It is less than ½ mm long and can cause allergies.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Mehlmilbe
• English: flour mite
grain mite
• Français: ciron de la farine