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Milton, Massachusetts, USA
April 13, 2005
Size: 1/10"
This little bug has 8 legs, so it isn't an insect. I found it under a rock. That's as much as I know about it. Can anyone help on this one?

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Mite Mite

This mite was identified as a member of Bdellidae (in the same superfamily as Cunaxidae) by:

Dr. David Evans Walter
Senior Research Scientist
Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 805123-1177

Moved from Predatory Mites.

Mite, family Cunaxidae
Hello Tom,
Yes, this is a mite, and it is from the family Cunaxidae!
They are predators, and hunt other small creatures, like Collembola.
Gerard Pennards

Mite, family Cunaxidae
Gerard, I thought it was a mite, but a kind I've never seen before.
Thanks to you, I know what it is.