There was an error published in J. Exp. Biol.213, 2551-2556.

The two mite species studied were incorrectly identified as members of the family Teneriffiidae. Both are actually members of the closely related family Erythracaridae. Species 1 is Paratarsotomus macropalpis (Banks 1916) while the species identification of Species 2 remains undetermined. We are grateful to Dr Mark Judson (Museum of Natural History, Paris) for spotting the misidentification and providing the identification for P. macropalpis.

The authors apologize sincerely to readers for this error.