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North of Steinaker Lake, Uintah County, Utah, USA
April 20, 2020

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Oribatida Oribatida Caeculidae Cauculidae Caeculidae

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Prostigmata: Caeculidae
Not oribatids, but something more interesting (to me, at any rate!). These are rake-legged mites (Caeculidae), which are sit-and-wait predators of other small arthropods.


I would have to agree! I got really excited to see these little beauties, and I remembered seeing photos of them somewhere before but I didn't remember.

Thanks for the help!

Moved from ID Request.

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