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mite or tick? - Balaustium

mite or tick? - Balaustium
tucson, pima County, Arizona, USA
March 15, 2010
Size: 2.5 to 3 mm
Found on globemallow stem. Thanks in advance.

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mite or tick? - Balaustium mite or tick? - Balaustium

Moved from Erythraeidae.

ID by Cal Welbourn

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Beautiful image! Many erythraeids are iridescent, but few can capture it in a photograph. Well done!

Thanks for the ID
Much appreciated! Glad you liked the image. :-)

Great shot!
Great macro photography! The little sun-deflecting hairs on the stem are interesting. The detail on the mite is incredible! What kind of equipment did you use?

I use the MP-E 65mm lens and Canon T1i.

Moved from ID Request.

not a tick
mite (non-tick) of some kind.

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