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Mites on Mason Bee - Osmia lignaria - female

Mites on Mason Bee - Osmia lignaria - Female
Yakima Greenway, Yakima County, Washington, USA
April 13, 2012
I'm assuming the bee is Osmia lignaria, any insight to the mites and why such a heavy mite load would be appreciated.

Moved from Mason Bees.

Moved from ID Request.

website on bee mites:

I had no idea there were so many species of mites associated with bees!

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