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Photo#1512696
Mites on a midge (Chironomus group)

Mites on a midge (Chironomus group)
Pena Blanca Lake, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
April 21, 2018
Size: 0.3 mm

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Mites on a midge (Chironomus group) Mites on a midge (Chironomus group)

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Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Hydrachnidia
Great photos! Without a clearer view of the dorsal and ventral shields/coxae/anal plate, I can't get it to anything finer than Hydrachnidia with certainty. Unfortunately, a great many families have chironomids as hosts, to host identity isn't too helpful.

 
I could have saved them
and mounted them on a slide to image under a compound microscope, but I didn't... Sorry for the missed opportunity.
Thank you for your help Heather!

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