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Photo#49860
Water Mite - Hydryphantes

Water Mite - Hydryphantes
Harvard, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
April 28, 2006
Size: 2.5mm
There were a bunch of these little red mites swimming under the water surface at the edge of a swamp. It looks like it has fins on it's third and fourth set of legs, a nice adaptation for life in the water.

Moved
Moved from Hydryphantoidea.

Moved
Moved from Hydrachnoidea.

Hydryphantes sp. (Hydryphantidae)
- the red one from Tom Murray is a Hydryphantes sp. (Hydryphantidae)

Dr. Heather Proctor
Microarthropod Laboratory, Earth Sciences Building 1-44
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E9
homepage: http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/faculty/heather_proctor/

 
Jim,
thanks for all the work you're doing getting these mites identified and moved around in the new taxonomy!

Moved
Moved from Water Mites.

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