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Fly 2160

Fly 2160
Pymatuning Lake, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 21, 2008
Size: 4.5 mm
I noticed that there are several mites on it.

Images of this individual: tag all
Fly 2160 - Microchrysa polita - female Fly 2160

Moved from Mites and Ticks. I duplicated the image and placed it here so it would appear in both families since there are two species. Not sure what the procedure is and correction is welcome.

Good idea
I wish that more people did this. We have many parasites that could be included in the parasite pages if only contributors thought of doing the same thing.

Phoretic mite hypopes?
Not sure what else to say... :(

The smaller light colored mites are probably in the family Histiostomatidae (they have long thin front legs held in a particular position), and the larger browner mite with the shorter fore legs is probably in the family Acaridae. Both are Astigmatid mite deutonymphs.

Thanks for the help.
Thanks for the help.

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