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small Nit? - Cryptarcha strigatula

small Nit? - Cryptarcha strigatula
Mount Laurel, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
April 20, 2006
Size: ~3.5mm

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Moved from Cryptarcha.


Funny, this looks nothing like the egg of a louse:-)

It's the shorthand of nitidologists
just like soshecurity is used inside the Washington beltway for Social Security. And yes, these do resemble nitidulids.

Thanks Jim
I'll try to eventually run these through a Nitidulidae key. In the mean time I'll try to be more precise on BugGuide. I'd hate to mislead Eric or anyone at the Order or Class level ;)


I call them nits on a regular basis.
So does nitidulid specialist Andrew Cline, who has IDed a bunch of them on bugguide. I'm unfamiliar with this species, but Andrew could probably ID it at a glance, assuming it's a nit.

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