Absolutely. Check this... I just reviewed an advertisement in which there was an article supposedly written by a scientist (a "doctor-type"). He explained that his product would rid people and environments of "Collumbella Mites. He wanted to write "Collembola," not "Collumbella." However, there really is an insect (6 legs) named "Collembola," but it is certainly not a "mite." That one has the common name, "Springtail." You and I would call it an insect, not a mite.
"Mites have 8 legs and are related to critters like spiders and crabs, etc.
Further, "Collumbella" is a class of critters you and I would call "snails," the kind that have shells like those you see on ocean beaches.
Now, if you knew those things regarding his misuse of "Collumbella" and "mites," how much else of what he wrote would you be inclined to believe?
Not much, I would hope.