Can moths have mites? I ask because I just found this Alucita sp. with a little red thing on its body:
Sure any land arthropod can have mites and it’s one of them.
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
There are some fascinating symbioses between moths and mites. Google “moth mite symbiotic relationship” to learn of a couple.
Yes. I have also observed mites on beetles, crane flies, and scorpion flies.
Here’s one on a moth I took a photo of too!
I’ve seen them too.
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?
I’m definitely no mite expert.
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