Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#185652
Red-Rough-Mite - Trachyuropoda

Red-Rough-Mite - Trachyuropoda
Sandia Mountains, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
May 20, 2008
Size: 1 mm
When I inspect Lasius* sub*umbratus ant nests, I always find two types of mite. The red ones shown here are hard, roughly sculptured with ridges. I know nothing about mites, but have been interested for several years in getting a name for this and the other mite, soon to be posted. Any ideas?

Moved
Moved from Trachyuropodidae.

Moved
Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Not an oribatid. A species of
Not an oribatid. A species of the Uropodina, family Trachyuropodidae, genus Trachyuropoda. All of these live with ants. - Barry OConnor

They (it) look(s) abit...
like an oribatid or some sort...
Oribatids are common but very diverse soil mites that feed on fungi and debris. I'm sure an expert here will gladly help you (in due time).

 
thanks
I do berlese funnel on detritus from this area all the time and these red sculptured ones seem to be predominantly associated with the ants. Only one or two ever turn up if it isn't an ants nest, so I thought this might be an ant associate.

 
Ah. Cool...
I only recently came into possession of a burless funnel & I've only gotten around to using it once.

 
Shows how much I know!
& here I was thinking it was an oribatid & instead it was a mesostigmatid! :D lol

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.