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The Acari are identified in Acarology as a taxon of arachnids that contains mites and ticks. It is an example of something an acarologist would study.

Acarology (from Greek ἀκαρί/ἄκαρι, akari, a type of mite; and -λογία, -logia) is the study of mites and ticks,[1] the animals in the order Acarina. It is a subfield of arachnology, a subdiscipline of the field of zoology. A zoologist specializing in acarology is called an acarologist. Many acarologists are studying around the world both professionally and amateur[2]. It is a developing science and long-awaited research has been provided for it in more recent history[2].

Acarological organisations

Acarological societies



Notable acarologists


The leading scientific journals for acarology include:

See also


  1. ^ D. E. Walter & H. C. Proctor (1999). Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. University of NSW Press, Sydney and CABI, Wallingford. ISBN 978-0-86840-529-2.
  2. ^ a b Alberti, Gerd (2010). "A Manual of Acarology". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 48 (2): 194–195. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2009.00546.x.

Further reading

External links

  • The dictionary definition of acarology at Wiktionary
  • Learning materials related to acarology at Wikiversity