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Family Acaridae 

Rhizoglyphus  sp.*

Ex Felis  silvestris (domestic/feral cat): 1 DN, NC, Swain Co., 16 Aug. 2002, W. K. Reeves, L­ 3007. A deutonymph of an unidentified Rhizoglyphus  sp. was found attached to the hair of a feral cat in the

Park. Rhizoglyphus  sp. are not typically considered ectoparasites and this association could be accidental.

Fain & Beaucournu (1972) reported Rhizoglyphus  as phoretic parasites of fleas from moles in Europe.