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Giant Velvet Mite - Dinothrombium

Giant Velvet Mite - Dinothrombium
6.4 miles SE of Glamis, CA in the Algodones Dunes, Imperial County, California, USA
January 26, 2013
Size: 6.35 mm or larger
Foggy morning, about 10am, in the Algodones Dunes after a previous day and night of winter rain. Two were seen. This one was feeding on a winged termite of which numerous were in flight. If identification can be taken beyond Dinothrombium sp that would be great.

Some possible leads...
This might be Dinothrombium pandorae or Dinothrombium superbum. For more info, see the remarks accompanying the post below:

     

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