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predatory mite

predatory mite
San Leandro, Alameda County, California, USA
March 29, 2006
Size: 1-2mm
This mite was running around at high speeds in my bathroom.

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

I assume you took measures to slow him down some.
Generally I prefer pictures taken in natural settings but something like this would not be possible. I wonder if anyone has calculated how fast they would be going if scaled up to human dimensions?

Moved from Predatory Mites.

Is true, I mean it is a predatory mite. So a species in the mite family Cunaxidae. You can try to find out something more by googling. :-)) There are a few pictures in Bugguide as well.

moved to Cunaxidae
Thanks Gerard.

Hi Joyce This mite belongs t
Hi Joyce
This mite belongs to the family Bdellidae. Most probably subfamily Odontoscirina

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