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Notes: This mite associated with M. josephi on Pinus brutia; feeding on the scale by this mite was not observed, but it is presumed that S. pinus could attack the scale because they are generalist predators and scales are available in large numbers; both Anystis baccarum and Bdella sp. have been observed feeding on scales.