Cheyletidae - Cheyletus sp.
Group Guild Status
Eutroglophile Predator Rare
A few immature individuals of a species of Cheyletus were found on some of the old bat guano deposits in the Big Room during the initial study (Welbourn 1999). This mite was not found during the recent study, but sampling of the old guano deposits during the recent study was not as extensive as the effort made during the initial study. Cheyletus are predators of mites and other small arthropods (Welbourn 1999; Fain and Bochkov 2001).
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