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Blomia tropicalis with idiosoma (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Qing Hai Fan MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Source: PaDIL

Echimyopodidae - Blomia Oudemans, 1928

The family of Echimyopodidae contains around 30 species. Some of them are parasites of mammals with the deutonymphal stages (hypopi) living inside the skin or the hair follicles. These parasitic forms have been mainly recorded from the Americas and Australia. The species of the genus Blomia Oudemans are wide-spread and are known as house dust mites. They may also infest stored food.

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