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Ciid larvae?

Ciid larvae?
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
March 18, 2006
Size: about 2.4 mm
I notice a good many slow-moving, dark, beetle-like mites that seemed to be inhabiting the ciid burrows and/or the burrows of these larvae. I think you can see some in this image. This might represent yet another mite/beetle relationship, as I have only found these mites in fungi containing ciids. I can see far more detail through my loupe than my lens/camera picks up. The fungus bore a few other mite species and various small maggots as well as larger beetle larvae.

I am coming to an appreciation of the number of species that make a living off dead shelf fungi.

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Ciid larvae? Ciid larvae? Ciid larvae?

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