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Handsome fungus beetle with parasite eggs? - Lycoperdina ferruginea

Handsome fungus beetle with parasite eggs? - Lycoperdina ferruginea
Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
October 27, 2005
Size: 6 mm

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Mite?
They could be some kind of mite.

 
If so, they're immature ones.
These objects are not moving around. I'm used to seeing *red* sacs containing immature mites attached to arthropods.

 
If you still have the beetle
scrape some off and see if they eventually move. If you haven't tried yet, get a better look with a magnifying glass.
I have seen white colored mites on scorpions and beetles in the past, and that is the reason I am thinking mites.
If they are eggs, I hope someone has an idea what kind.

One more thing, the mites I found on the scorpions were basically motionless unless I agitated them.

 
Mites on Lycoperdina
These mites are an undescribed genus in the family Acaridae. These are the phoretic deutonymphs that are obligate associates of Lycoperdina. The feeding stages are found only in Lycoperdon puffballs.

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