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Water Mite - Frontipoda

Water Mite - Frontipoda
Pine Lake, Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
June 19, 2010
Size: 0.8 mm
In benthic mud sample. Looks immature and very ostracod-like.

Frontipoda sp. -- H.C. Proctor det.
her comment: "They are very bizarre laterally compressed mites with all of their legs attached at the front end. "

Moved from Parasitengona.

Bizarre indeed! This seems li
Bizarre indeed! This seems like it was a great find. Most people overlook water mites (more so than terrestrial mites.)

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