Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1033991
Mite

Mite
Orange County, California, USA
January 17, 2015
Size: approx 365┬Ám
These mites are destroying my cacti seedlings - they absolutely love them. Not sure that helps with the ID but its of particular frustration to me!

View is at 400x.

Moved
Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Tenuipalpidae
This is a false spider mite (Prostigmata: Tenuipalpidae). There are some good drawings of different life stages here: http://lime.fa.gau.hu/gallery/csalad3514/K_p1_001 A quick Google suggest that it might be Brevipalpus russulus, as this is a pest of cacti: http://www.ento.org.nz/nzentomologist/free_issues/NZEnto10_1_1987/Volume%2010-131-133.pdf

Cheers,
Heather

 
Brevipalpus russulus
I think B. russulus is a very safe bet for the ID. Thank you for figuring this out!

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.