CDC mite image

This photograph shows a mite, a member of the Class Arachnida, and the Order Acari.

Mites have 2 body divisions including a combined head and thorax, or cephalothorax, which has no antennae, and an abdomen. They have 4 pairs of legs, sometimes three pairs when first hatched, and no wings.

from CDC Public Health Image Library ID# 5447


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