Other Animals

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Eriophyoidea leaf mite

With the status of Nationally Critical, this leaf mite is only known from one host tree in Northland. Very little is known about this animal, and too few specimens are available to place it with an existing species.

 

The mite is a member of an ancient group of animals. They are microscopic in size (0.1-0.3mm), worm-like, have only 2 pairs of legs, and don’t have a respiratory system as they are so small. Their main method of population spread is by wind dispersal.