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Adactylidium

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Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Trombidiformes
Family  Acarophenacidae
Rank  genus
Subclass  Acari
X-ray of Adactylidium

Similar  Trombidiformes, Phlaeothripidae, Erythraeidae, Osedax, Trombidiidae

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Adactylidium is a genus of mites known for its unusual life cycle. The pregnant female mite feeds upon a single egg of a thrips, growing five to eight female offspring and one male in her body. The offspring devour their mother from the inside out, and the single male mite mates with all the daughters when they are still in the mother. The females, now impregnated, cut holes in their mother's body so that they can emerge to find new thrips eggs. The male emerges as well, but does not look for food or new mates, and dies after a few hours. The females die at the age of 4 days, when their own offspring eat them alive from the inside.

Adactylidium
Trachytes in a black and white background


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Adactylidium

Adactylidium
Female Adactylidium

References

Adactylidium Wikipedia