Moss mites live predominantly in the soil, although some species live in fresh water or on the bark of trees. In 2009 the first critical checklist to the Oribatida was published, containing 318 species. Since then the list has grown considerably and in this paper another 13 species are added. This brings the total number of species for the Netherlands to 351. As there are several habitats, like exposed soils, moss on trees and thatched roofs, which have not been studied extensively, more new species for the country are to be expected.

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H. Siepel. (2018). Third supplement to the checklist of moss mites of the Netherlands (Acari: Oribatida). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen, 51, 99–113.

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