13. Class Arachnida

  1. H. F. van Emden

Published Online: 11 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118469347.ch13

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

How to Cite

van Emden, H. F. (2013) Class Arachnida, in Handbook of Agricultural Entomology, John Wiley & Sons., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118469347.ch13

Author Information

  1. School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 22 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659137

Online ISBN: 9781118469347



  • Class Arachnida;
  • Araneida (spiders)/Acarina (mites/ticks);
  • prosoma (front)/posterior opisthosoma;
  • Araneidae, web-spinning spiders;
  • Lycosidae, free-living hunting spiders;
  • Mesostigmata, ‘middle spiracles’;
  • Varroa destructor, honey bee parasite;
  • Order Ixodida (ticks);
  • Tetranychidae (spider mites);
  • Astigmata, no spiracles/tracheae


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Subclass Araneida (spiders)

  • Subclass Acarina (mites and ticks)