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Acari - Allodamaeus ewingi

Acari - Allodamaeus ewingi
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
March 24, 2012
Size: ~1mm
Kind of crusty looking. Found in leaf litter under piece of tree bark.

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Acari - Allodamaeus ewingi Acari - Allodamaeus ewingi

'pieback mite' is what i propose to call it
Moved from Plateremaeidae.

looks like a drink coaster to me

I think it's a Cephalotes varians head mimic. ;-)

great point
although the ant's head looks more like a caviar pie... yuck...

How Bout...
a chicken pot pie with a well done crust?! :^)

exactly what i was thinking about...
'potpie mite' then?

I Agree
Now I'm hungry :^P

from Dave Walter:
"Nice picture and probably Plateremaeidae and possibly Allodamaeus ewingi Banks, 1947. Don't get them in Alberta, though, so I'll send this to Roy Norton for confirmation/correction."

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

ID confirmed by R.A. Norton

A new family for BG. Thanks!

Sweet pics!

Trying its best to look like a hetaeriine histerid. ;-)

Thanks Jeff
I was trying to image a tiny Neelid springtail when I stumbled upon this little mite. The things one finds in the leaf litter are truly amazing!

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