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Photo#462515
Mites on crane fly - Cheiroseius

Mites on crane fly - Cheiroseius
Backus Woods, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
October 4, 2010
Size: 0.5 mm
The mites on this limoniine crane fly (Limonia (Discobola) annulata) appear to be inflicting severe mutilation of the host insect's thorax.

Moved
Moved from Mites and Ticks.

The mites are just phoretic,
The mites are just phoretic, along for the ride. They probably belong to the family Ascidae (broad sense), genus Chiroseius.

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