Dichotomous Key/Parasitiformes

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Dichotomous Key
Parasitiformes
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Chelicerata
Class Arachnida
Order Acari
Suborder Parasitiformes

1

  • Latigynial plates and palpal tarsus
    • Both reduced - 2
    • Neither reduced - 3

2: Ixodida

  • Attachment to host
    • Remain attached for long periods - Ixodidae
    • Do not remain attached long - Argasidae

Could also be the poorly-known Nuttalliellidae

3

4: Holothyrida

5: Mesostigmata