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Montrose, Laurens County, Georgia, USA
December 22, 2010
Size: approx. 2 mm
Found climbing pine tree. I can't seem to find this creature, so I must be looking in the wrong places, again. I can't tell if the two forward-most arms are legs or antennae, although I suspect they are legs. As well, I suspect it is adult, but since I don't know what it is, I have demurred listing it as such. Anyone know this guy?

Images of this individual: tag all
Mite? Mite? Mite?

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Moved from ID Request.

Mite definitely. Actinidid. Fairly certain on Parasitengona and then Erithraeodea. After that I'm completely guessing, but it looks a lot like this Smaridid:

Definietly wait for an expert.

Nice ID!
This is indeed a smaridid. You can see how the gnathosoma (palps & chelicerae) clearly in these photos.

what I meant to say was... you can clearly see how the gnathosoma (palps & chelicerae) are withdrawn into the idiosoma (body) in these photos.

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