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tiny, compact, brown mite - Peloribates

tiny, compact, brown mite - Peloribates
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
January 7, 2007
Size: about 0.35 mm
Collected from long-dead aspen trunk section that was suspended upsidedown in a tangle of bittersweet vines. This little guy was very pokey on its short legs. I'm guessing it is in the order Oriba*tida.

The large whitish object on the left is the side of an underbark fly larva. Millimeter marks visible through bottom of clear plastic deli container.

Moved from Oribatida.

"best shot" is Peloribates sp.
Roy A. Norton
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Syracuse, New York, USA 13210

I erred at first
in interpretting Dr. Ueckermann's remarks and mistakenly assigned this one to Galumna sp. He only intended this to be assigned to order.

Moved from Galumna.

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

Images 85531, 92565, 85529, 85530, 85528, 43759, 43758, 43757, 42627
(Galumna sp.?), 42617 (Galumna sp.?) & 42616 (Galumna sp.?) - Order
Oribatei or Cryptostigmata)

Dr. Eddie Ueckermann
Plant Protection Research Institute
South Africa

(Note: I will take this as Order Oribatida, where Galumna is found under new system. -Jim McClarin)

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