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Bdellid adult?

Bdellid adult?
Presidio, Rob Hill Campground, San Francisco County, California, USA
May 29, 2020
Size: 1.5 mm incl mouthparts
Beat from conifer and collected. I am attempting to clear and mount this mite and hope to post slide images later if I can...

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photomicrographs of the ventral (I think) mouthparts, the remaining palp, and a claw taken through the ocular of a compound scope after slide mounting in Euparal. Not surprisingly, it is going to take me a while to learn to make good slides - this one probably needed less clearing and more elimination/dissection of the body contents, which obscured most of the mite after slide prep.

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