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Bdellidae? - Bdella

Bdellidae? - Bdella
Huddart County Park, San Mateo County, California, USA
November 23, 2008
Size: 1 mm
I swept this bright red mite from some ferns - looks like Bdellidae? Is it possible to tell if it's an adult?

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Moved from Bdellidae.

Family BdellidaeSubfamily B
Family Bdellidae
Subfamily Bdellinae
Most probably genus Bdella

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

This is a bdellid. I'm unsure if it's an adult of a nymph, but it's one of the two, because the larvae of mites have only three pairs of legs (btw, the long leg-like appendages on either side of the snout are actually the palps & not legs, so don't count them) ^_^

Thanks, Jonas!

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