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Bdellids are active, fast-running mites, predaceous on small arthropods and arthropod eggs. They seem to occur in almost every terrestrial habitat where food material is available. Three investigations on the biology of these mites have been reported. Womersley (1933a) and Currie (1933) studied one species as a possible biological control agent for the clover springtail or lucerne flea (Sminthurus viridis L.) and Snetsinger (1956) studied the biology of Spinibdella depressa (Ewing).