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Photo#662620
mite from a Monochamus notatus beetle

mite from a Monochamus notatus beetle
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
June 22, 2012
Size: .5mm
Here's the beetle the mites were on.

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Moved from Mites and Ticks.
Thanks Heather, it's a new family for the guide.

ps: a friend of mine, Joe Warfel told me he knows you.

These are mesostigmatans of t
These are mesostigmatans of the superfamily Uropodoidea, and based on the host, are probably a species of Trichouropoda (Trematuridae). To be certain one would have to clear and mount the mites. They are phoretic rather than parasitic, but I bet that these heavy loads are not pleasant for the beetle!

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