beetle mite


Definition of beetle mite

: any of numerous free-living mites (superfamily Oribatoidea) that are abundant and widespread in soil and that include several important intermediate hosts of tapeworms of domestic animals

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History and Etymology for beetle mite

so called from their hard, shining bodies

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“Beetle mite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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