Can moths have mites?

Can moths have mites? I ask because I just found this Alucita sp. with a little red thing on its body:

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Sure any land arthropod can have mites and it’s one of them.

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I’ve seen grasshoppers with mites
I’ve also seen Jellyfish infested with tiny parasitic crustaceans

Pretty much anything in the appropriate niche is susceptible to mites or parasites on some scale

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There are some fascinating symbioses between moths and mites. Google “moth mite symbiotic relationship” to learn of a couple.

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Yes. I have also observed mites on beetles, crane flies, and scorpion flies.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/110615875

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/125728833

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/125115412

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/124683596

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Here’s one on a moth I took a photo of too!
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/88487411

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I’ve seen them too.

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Wow this is interesting, I just saw a moth that I believe also has a mite on it! Can anyone elaborate a little on what kinds of mites can be found on moths?

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I’m definitely no mite expert.

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