- ground beetles 1
- ground beetles 2
- burying beetles
- beetles 1
- beetles 2
- beetles 3
- springtails
- earwigs
- flies
- hoverflies
- true bugs
- bumblebees
- bees
- ants
- wasps
- saw flies and wood wasps
- butterflies and moths 1
- butterflies and moths 2
- moths
- moths 2
- moths 3
- lacewings etc.
- dragonflies and damselflies
- scorpion flies
- stoneflies
- caddis flies
- lice
Slugs and snails
Worms and leeches
Millipedes and centipedes
- spiders 1
- spiders 2
- spiders 3
- harvestmen
- mites
- ticks etc.
- woodlice
- water fleas
- cyclops
Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods. For more information on Torphins itself and the vertebrates go to
Cheyletus sp., a hunting mite

Cheyletus sp. a hunting mite.

Found in birds nests all year round.

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Humerobates sp., beetle mite

Humerobates sp. a soil mite.

Found in the soil.

All year round.

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Trombicula autumnalis, Harvest mite

Trombicula autumnalis, the harvest mite.

Found on vegetation in autumn.

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red velvet mite (Leptu beroni on harvestman

Leptus beroni, the Red velvet mite

Larvae often found dispersing on the backs of harvestmen

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