Champaign County, Illinois, USA May 29, 2014 Size: <1-2 mm
This mite was found on the lower end of the feather shaft of a Canada goose flight feather which was discarded in my yard. I haven't been able to find any references to similar mites; I'm sorry about the bad quality of the microscopic image also provided. While exact size not known, no more than 1 mm possible given image quality at minimum focal distance, and probably less than 1 mm
Contributed by Even Dankowicz on 9 June, 2014 - 10:22pm Last updated 4 July, 2014 - 9:40am
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