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Photo#96387
Mite

Mite
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
February 24, 2007
Literally thousands of these on the weeds in my yard.

Moved
Moved from Tetranychinae.

Moved
Moved from Spider Mites.

Moved
Moved from Mites and Ticks.

I'm not 100% sure but...
It is possible that these are young penthaleids (larvae, protonymphs, and deutonymphs aren't darkly colored like the adults). Habitat and general appearance seem appropriate. A better image of the dorsum (showing the dorsal anal opening) would confirm.

These are phytophagus spider mites
Of the family Tetranychidae

 
Move
Tetranychidae. Just revisited this image. Oops... sorry for the penthaleid confusion.

 
Thanks Ray
I just added a better photo under spider mites, maybe that will help. Its nice to have such great mite experts here!

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