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very small free-living arachnid that is parasitic on animals or plants

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Tyrophagus neiswanderi, a new acarid mite of agricultural importance.
The mites (oribatid, gamasid, and acarid mites) may reach densities of about 84 million per sq yd (100 million per sq m) in the leaf litter and soil of the boreal forests.
The present study showed the changes in nutritional value of the wheat grains of variety Lasani-08 when subjected to infestation with varying population levels of the acarid mite, Rhizoglyphus tritici (Acari: Acaridae) for one month and three months.
In drained sub-Arctic soils, acarid mites are also common.
Acarid mites are more important including genus Caloglyphus Berlese.
A single litre of Alpine soil contains between 500 and 2,500 soil insects, from 500-3,000 acarid mites, up to 1,800 rotifers, 3,000 tardigrades, 18,000 nematodes and between 500,000 and 1,200,000 heterotrophic protoctists.
Acarid mites are found commonly in different areas of Punjab, Pakistan.
One, the acarid mite Nanorchestes antarcticus, has been found in a nunatak at a latitude of more than 85[degrees]S, making it the animal known to live closest to the pole.