Mites  - Many insects and mites feed and breed on leaves.  Just as koala's and other larger organism do, i.e., feed on.  And so does many of the soil microorganisms eventually as the leaves fall. 
Mites, spiders, ticks, and scorpions belong to the Class Arachnids.  They are air-breathing arthropods that have a body comprised of two regions; the cephalothorax and abdomen.  They have six pairs of appendages of which four pair are legs.  They have no antennae.  Mites cause a variety of leaf galls.  Most of the time the galls cause little injury.  However, when the galls are very numerous, the leaves may die.

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