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Elongated mite - Leptus

Elongated mite - Leptus
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
April 3, 2011
Size: 5 mm long
I first noticed an unfamiliar long, skinny red thing on a cattail leaf. It was definitely not a typical velvet mite.

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