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Critter ZH3Z2768

Critter ZH3Z2768
Camden, Knox County, Maine, USA
August 17, 2008
Size: 1-2 mm

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Euzetes?

 
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Thanks, that was my first guess except the habitat didn't make sense.

 
A tidal pool?
Could they have been washed out into the pool? But even then, the environment isn't what I'd think they'd like. Huh... Well, It's an Oribatid none the less, I'm positive of that.

 
I Agree...
... and Euzetes looks good too but I am moving it to order for now.

Fascinating find, Steve
I'll be interested in seeing their final ID. I noticed that the 'droplet' showing below the bug has the same white relective configuration as that on the backs of the bugs.... Is the white pattern a product of your flash, or was that pattern visible without the flash?

 
Ring Flash
I'm sure it was the ring flash. I'll use a twin flash next time if I get that chance.

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