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Published: 2021-12-31

Introducing a survey of mite lifespans: How long do Acari live?

Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, Private Bag 92170, Auckland, New Zealand, School of Biological Sciences, Centre for Biodiversity & Biosecurity, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand


How long do animals live and why are some long-lived whereas others short-lived? These questions have long fascinated scholars, including Aristotle. Incidentally, it is also Aristotle who first named mites “Acari” according to new research on the Greek origin of acarology by Zaborowski & Daszkiewicz (2017)


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