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Sandia Mountains, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
May 20, 2008
Size: 1 mm

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Red-Rough-Mite Red-Rough-Mite

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

A species of Trachyuropodidae
A species of Trachyuropodidae, an associate of ants.

You said it associates with ants. Might I ask how? Do they feed on the ants or steal food from them?
Just curios. :)

Thanks, Dr. O'Connor - this is a new family for Bug Guide! I've created a family page and will move this image. Please let me know if the taxonomic placement is OK and if you have any other info. or references to add to the family guide page...

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