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Beetle Mites

Beetle Mites
Boxborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
June 14, 2007
Size: .5mm and .16mm
These were on an oak timber*worm beetle. Are the small ones babies, or a different species?

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Hyperphoresy!
The small mites on the big Uropodid are deutonymphs in the family Acaridae, possibly the genus Schwiebea or Histiogaster. Species in both genera live in subcortical habitats and disperse on a variety of wood-associated insects. - Barry

 
Thanks, Barry.
It's great to get these info tidbits from an acarologist.

Thanks Jim
Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Uropodidae
That would be the large mite anyway.

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