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Unidentified Red Water Mites

Unidentified Red Water Mites
Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
May 11, 2016
Size: 1/8 inch or less
Found swimming near the shoreline in Messalonskee Marsh. Are these two specimens different species? The one on the left is round, while the one on the right is more pear-shaped. The legs look different, as well.

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two genera of water mites in different families
The roundish one on the left is Eylais (Eylaidae) and the longer-bodied one on the right is Limnochares (Limnocharidae).

 
Red Water Mites
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