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Photo#1326349
Unknown Mite

Unknown Mite
Naples , Collier County, Florida, USA
December 13, 2016
Size: ~.4 mm
This mite was captured in a pitfall trap left overnight in a scrub. The trap was placed in sand and leaf litter adjacent to a Jack-In-The-Bush (Chromolaena odorata). This mite has 8 oval, stalked structures attached to its posterior. These appear to be evenly spaced. The head of the mite somewhat resembles the shape of a rat.

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