I am sorry that this is such a poor image. The mites were on Megachile inimica sayi, but I did not notice them until long after the bee was gone. I was hoping that maybe the pattern of where the mites were clustered would give a clue as to the group to which they belong, and are they only phoretic or are they parasitic?
Contributed by Jillian H. Cowles on 8 September, 2013 - 10:59pm Last updated 9 September, 2013 - 9:00pm
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