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I collected this mite on Tree Spring Trl. 281, 9200 ft, Sandia Crest 7.5’ quadrangle
in the Sandia Mountains
, Bernalillo Co, NM from a Berlese funnel loaded with forest floor detritus collected from under and around a rotting log in a conifer forest.
I was unable to identify this beetle, even to family. Any help is appreciated. Its most distinguishing feature is its very small size (~1 mm).
This image is from a CombineZP
processed stack of 184 images with a 2.7 µm step taken with a Mitutoyo BD Plan APO 20X/0.42 ∞/0 mm microscope objective
+ Nikon 135 mm F2.8 AIS telephoto lens + Nikon D300 camera (magnification 13.5×; technique described here