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Cunaxidae Mite - Bdellodes

Cunaxidae Mite - Bdellodes
Near Anthony, Upshur County, West Virginia, USA
February 15, 2006
Size: 2.3 mm including snout
Identified as Cunaxidae thanks to Gerard's comments elsewhere on BugGuide.

Moved from Bdellidae.

This specimen most probably b
This specimen most probably belongs to the subfamily Odontoscirinae and genus Bdellodes

This mite was identified as a member of Bdellidae (in the same superfamily as Cunaxidae) by:

Dr. David Evans Walter
Senior Research Scientist
Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 805123-1177

Thanks to Dr. Walter, and thank-you Jim. I'm glad to get the right family name on this one.

Moved from Predatory Mites.

This picture reminded me I had images of a Cunaxidae mite from early last year. Back then I couldn't make a page. Nice picture of this tiny bug :)

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