A family of about 330 mostly predatory mites in the suborder Mesostigmata. Some of the genera formerly placed in this family have been transferred to the families Blattisociidae, of about 360 species and Melicharidae, consisting of about 310 species.
Moraes, G.J. de, Britto, E.P.J., Mineiro, J.L. de C. and Halliday, B. 2016. Catalogue of the mite families Ascidae Voigts & Oudemans, Blattisociidae Garman and Melicharidae Hirschmann (Acari: Mesostigmata). Zootaxa 4112: 001-299.