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Bark Beetle - Xyleborus

Bark Beetle - Xyleborus
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
May 12, 2010
Size: 2-3mm
What are the blister-like bubbles on this beetle?

Moved
Moved from Beetles.

Xyleborus or close kin, with phoretic [=hitchhiking] mites
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Interesting Phenom
I see these tiny beetles everywhere, but this is the first time I noticed hitchhikers. Most interesting phenomenon. Thanks for sharing.

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