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Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
June 14, 2009
Size: .2 mm
Other side of beetle

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Moved from Mites and Ticks.

phoretic mites
These are phoretic deutonymphs, probably in the genus Histiogaster (Acari: Acariformes: Astigmata: Acaridae). Deutonymphs of most species have a pair of pigmented eyespots at the anterior apex of the propodosoma.

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