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Eriophyidae
Temporal range: Palaeogene–present
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Eriophyes tiliae tiliae galls
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Trombidiformes
Superfamily: Eriophyoidea
Family: Eriophyidae
Nalepa, 1898
Diversity
> 240 genera, > 3,500 species

The Eriophyidae or gall mites are a family of mites. They are plant parasites and produce galls.

The mites can cause severe damage to the host plant. They have only two pairs of legs and are very small, 0.08 mm - 0.3 mm. The gut is straight, there are no outgrowths of the gut. They have no heart or circulatory system.

Some genera

There about 270 genera and over 3000 species.

Some examples:

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