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Scorpions Spiders Mites and Ticks: Arachnida - Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Arachnids And People, Hair Follicle (fah-lih-kuhl) Mite (demodex Folliculorum): Species Accounts - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, CONSERVATION STATUS

Animal Life ResourceInsects and Spiders

HAIR FOLLICLE (FAH-LIH-KUHL) MITE (Demodex folliculorum): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WOOD TICK (Dermacentor andersoni): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
TAILLESS WHIP SCORPION (Phrynus parvulus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
COMMON HARVESTMAN (Phalangium opilio): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
ZEBRA JUMPING SPIDER (Salticus scenicus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
LONG-BODIED CELLAR SPIDER (Pholcus phalangioides): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BOOK SCORPION (Chelifer cancroides): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
CAMEL SPIDER (Galeodes arabs): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
GIANT WHIP SCORPION (Mastigoproctus giganteus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
EMPEROR SCORPION (Pandinus imperator): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

Arachnids are found throughout the world. About eight thousand of the ninety-seven thousand species of arachnids are found in the United States and Canada.

HABITAT

Arachnids live on land, in nearly every sort of habitat. Some live in freshwater.

CONSERVATION STATUS

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists one arachnid species as Endangered, meaning that it faces a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future; nine as Vulnerable, meaning that there is a high risk of its extinction in the wild; and one as Near Threatened, meaning that it is at risk of becoming threatened with extinction in the future. These and other species of arachnids are threatened by habitat destruction.

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