Kōrero: Spiders and other arachnids

Soil mites

Soil mites

The term ‘mites’ is applied to several orders of tiny arachnids. They are the most numerous arthropods living in the soil, and in favorable places there may be hundreds of thousands in a square metre. These mites are feeding on a dead leaf.

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Soil Bugs – An Illustrated Guide to New Zealand Soil Invertebrates
Photograph by Alastair Robertson and Maria Minor

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Simon Pollard, 'Spiders and other arachnids - Other arachnids – spider relatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12725/soil-mites (accessed 24 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Simon Pollard, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007