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Mite or tick on Xylobiops basilaris host

Mite or tick on Xylobiops basilaris host
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
May 8, 2011
A mite is hitching a ride on the rear end of what I'm calling a redbug beetle (until I get it identified), so called because it's digging holes in redbud wood. See my entry for that beetle for more views of that beetle as well as a not very good picture of more mights among the beetle's legs.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.
It's best to include a link to other relevant images, rather than just mentioning them--otherwise people have to go searching through all your images to figure out what you're talking about.

 
You're right
I meant to do that when I was finished with the beetle pictures but got side-tracked. I've added it now. Edit: didn't mean to post a redundant link. For some reason, your thumbnail didn't show until I added mine.

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