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San Elijo Mite

San Elijo Mite
San Elijo Lagoon, San Diego County, California, USA
May 1, 2010
Size: 1.5mm

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Moved from Erythraeoidea.

This is probably Erythraeus or Lasioerythraeus. A while ago I suggested a guide page for "long legged Erythraeidae" until I gained a better understanding of what taxonomic level those similar looking beasts fit into. Turns out, in NA, those opilionid-looking, long legged erythraeids are in the same subfamily--Erythraeinae. I'll submit a suggestion for changing the guide page name now...

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

This mite's seen brighter days huh? Definitely erythraeoid... having trouble deciphering family. Will revisit later. For now, move to Erythraeoidea.

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