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Pointed Mite

Pointed Mite
White Fox, Torch River, Saskatchewan, Canada
October 10, 2014
Size: Total length ~1.5 mm
May have been on a Cola Lilly, or the board it was laying on.
Image quality may identify it as Frass. Thank you for your time.

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Pointed Mite Pointed Mite

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Thank's again Ken

Hi Steve:

This is a snout mite, Bdellidae (in the Prostigmata). Bdellids are predators of other small arthropods.


Snout mite
Thank you Heather.
The first time I noticed one of these.
So many arthropods eating other arthropods, I question the value of pesticides.

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Moved from ID Request.

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