Living reference work entry
Greek: tyros = cheese, lichen = covering.
Mite species, which reaches as adults a length of 0.5–0.7 mm. Specimens appear ovoid, whitish with reddish legs (Fig. 1). They live on/in different cheese but also on other organic material, if it is not too dry. This species is also cultured and added to some commercial cheese types.
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