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Velvet mite - Balaustium

Velvet mite - Balaustium
Mt. Greylock summit, Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
June 10, 2011
Size: 0.9 mm
Berkshire BioBlitz

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

This is Balaustium, the common erythraeid running around on concrete. Note the two large urnulae (eye-like structures... the actual eyes are small, dark red, and just underneath and in front of the urnulae) visible in this photo.