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Photo#268419
Arachnids on desert five-spot flower  - Balaustium

Arachnids on desert five-spot flower - Balaustium
Death Valley, Inyo County, California, USA
March 24, 2008
Size: Flower is ~ 3 cm diameter

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Arachnids on desert five-spot flower  - Balaustium Arachnids on desert five-spot flower  - Balaustium

Moved
Moved from Erythraeidae.

ID
Balaustium.

 
Thanks for the positive ID, Ray.
I've moved it.

Moved
Moved from Erythraeoidea.

Erythraeidae
These are erythraeids. I sure would love to know what genus all these guys are on flowers. There are many images of them on BG. I wonder if they are Balaustium? Hmm....

 
Erythraeidae
Just a reminder that these images should be moved to Erythraeidae.

 
Moved.
Moved to Erythraeidae.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

These are an erythraeoid mite.
Possibly Balaustium, but I don't know for sure (not an expert). Definitely Erythraeoids, though.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/91185/bgpage
http://bugguide.net/node/view/89743/bgpage

 
Thanks, Jonas!
When I visit Death Valley next March, I'll try to get some high-quality shots of the mites.

These are mites (Acari).
These are mites (Acari).

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