Flour Mite/Grain Mite
IdentificationAdult — 0.5 mm long. 4 pairs of legs. White or pale brown. Slow moving. Larva — 6 legged and 0.5 mm long. White in colour. Passes through two, 8 legged nymphal stages
DescriptionUnder adverse conditions, may pass through a long and very resistant stage called a hypopus. Lifecycle 9–11 days at 23°C and 90% relative humidity.