Para-Mites are a type of Mites, who belong to the Drudge. They are smaller Mites that have the ability to fly. Unlike the rest of the Mites, Para-Mites don't have arms and legs. They have orange, worm-like bodies, with wings. Their only form of attack is ramming against the player. Like all Mites, they are weak, and can easily be killed--a single bullet will take it down. With this in mind, if you simply wave an automatic gun in all directions while firing, you can eliminate a swarm of Para-Mites with almost no effort at all.
A form of Para-Mites are used as ammunition by the Hive Cannon, but these don't have the free will of the regular mites and will simply fly in a straight line, exploding on contact with surfaces. These version is also heavily attracted by a special pheromone produced by the cannon, sticking these substance to an enemy will make the Para-Mites instantly change direction towards its location.