Main species of mites

Acarus siro (Linneo, 1758)

Habitat: This is a mycophagic species, frequent and abundant in stored products (cereals, legumes, seeds, etc.) and currently somewhat less common in homes.

Blomia tropicalis (Bronswijk, Cock and Oshima, 1973)

Habitat: Stored products and house dust.

Chortoglyphus arcuatus (Troupeau, 1879)

Habitat: Relatively abundant in dust on farms and in silos and warehouses. It is also found in house dust.

Dermatophagoides farinae (Hughes, 1961)

Habitat: Very common, and abundant in the home (carpets, mattresses...).

Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (Trouessart, 1897)

Habitat: Very common and abundant in the home (mattresses, furniture, carpets...). It is usually the dominant mite in these biotopes.

Euroglyphus maynei (Cooreman, 1950)

Habitat: Common in domestic environment, specially in bedding.

Glycyphagus domesticus (De Geer, 1778)

Habitat: Relatively abundant in food and grain warehouses.

Lepidoglyphus destructor (Schrank, 1781)

Habitat: Stored products and house dust.

Tyrophagus putrescentiae (Schrank, 1781)

Habitat: A very common species in stored products (cereals, pulses, seeds, fruits...) or in foodstuffs with a high fat and/or protein content (ham, cheese…).It is occasionally present in the home, especially in kitchens and pantries.