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Naples , Collier County, Florida, USA
December 17, 2014
Size: .5mm
This mite was collected in a leaf litter sample under a citrus tree in a cabbage palm/oak hammock.

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Mites Mites Mites

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Good photos! This is a predatory mite of the family Phytoseiidae (Mesostigmata), a group best known as biocontrol agents of spiders mites. It's a bit odd that it was found on the ground, but perhaps it fell out of the citrus tree.


Thank you so much for
the identification. I really appreciate the help.

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