Families of Parasitiformes in soil

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Families of Parasitiformes in soil This is a key to the adult females of 43 families and 3 superfamilies of soil-inhabiting parasitiform mites and was originally built in Lucid Professional Version 2.0 (https://www.lucidcentral.org/), then upgraded to v3.6 and redeployed using the Lucid JavaScript based Player.  The key is meant to be comprehensive for the known Australian…

Soil Microarthropods

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Soil Microarthropods This is a key to the major lineages (Classes and Orders) of soil-inhabiting microarthropods. For our purposes this means that arthropods < 1 cm in length as adults are included. Authors: David Evan Walter & Heather C. Proctor Soil Microarthropods home page Soil Microarthropods Lucid key interface Soil Microarthropods feature example Soil Microarthropods…

Orders, Suborders & Cohorts of Mites in Soil

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Orders, Suborders & Cohorts of Mites in Soil The taxonomy of mites is in a state of flux.  About two dozen major taxa of mites living in soil are currently recognised and variously designated as superorders, orders, suborders (cohorts) or infraorders.  This key allows identification of these groups and also can be used by beginners…