Water mite
Water mite Wa"ter mite` (Zo["o]l.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to {Hydrachna} and allied genera of the family {Hydrachnid[ae]}, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in color, and while young are parasites of fresh-water insects and mussels. Called also {water tick}, and {water spider}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • water mite — noun : a mite of the group Hydrachnellae; especially : a free living freshwater mite of the family Hydrachnidae called also water spider, water tick * * * water mite, = water spider. (Cf. ↑water spider) …   Useful english dictionary

  • water spider — Water mite Wa ter mite (Zo[ o]l.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to {Hydrachna} and allied genera of the family {Hydrachnid[ae]}, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water tick — Water mite Wa ter mite (Zo[ o]l.) Any of numerous species of aquatic mites belonging to {Hydrachna} and allied genera of the family {Hydrachnid[ae]}, usually having the legs fringed and adapted for swimming. They are often red or red and black in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water spider — Wa ter spi der (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An aquatic European spider ({Argyoneta aquatica}) which constructs its web beneath the surface of the water on water plants. It lives in a bell shaped structure of silk, open beneath like a diving bell, and filled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water tick — Wa ter tick Same as {Water mite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • water spider — noun 1. a. or water spinner : an aquatic European spider (Argyoneta aquatica) that constructs beneath the surface of the water a bell shaped structure of silk which is open beneath and filled with air carried down by the spider in the form of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • water tick — noun : water mite …   Useful english dictionary

  • mite — mite1 /muyt/, n. any of numerous small to microscopic arachnids of the subclass Acari, including species that are parasitic on animals and plants or that feed on decaying matter and stored foods. Also called acarid. [bef. 1000; ME myte, OE mite;… …   Universalium

  • Mite — The microscopic mite Lorryia formosa (Tydeidae) Mites, along with ticks, are small arthropods belonging to the subclass Acari (also known as Acarina) and the class Arachnida. The scientific discipline devoted to the study of ticks and mites is… …   Wikipedia

  • Harvest mite — Taxobox name = Harvest Mite image width = 240px image caption = Larval harvest mite from North America regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Chelicerata classis = Arachnida subclassis = Acari superordo = Acariformes ordo =… …   Wikipedia

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