Furniture Mite

Glycyphagus domesticus

Appearance

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  • Adult – 0.3–0.7mm. Hairy soft cream–white body with yellow/brown legs.

Lifecycle

  • Egg to adult in 22 days at room temperature.
  • Adult lives for approximately 50 days.

Habits

  • Capable of tainting foods and causing gut irritation.
  • Commonly feeds on flour, cereals and fungi.
  • Favours moist environmental conditions; common in damp poorly ventilated rooms.

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