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Photo#92607
extra-small cunaxid - Spinibdella

extra-small cunaxid - Spinibdella
Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Size: about 0.3 mm
Collected and photographed Jan. 1, 2007 by sifting hand-shredded moss and fungus samples gathered Dec. 2, 2006 from wooded area.

This is another mite that's so small I probably sucked it up by accident with my aspirator while pursuing larger game.

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extra-small cunaxid - Spinibdella extra-small cunaxid - Spinibdella

Moved
Moved from Bdellidae.

Belongs to subfamily Spinibde
Belongs to subfamily Spinibdellinae; probably "Spinibdella" sp
Jacob Den Heyer

 
Spinibdella
Just curious: how can you tell Spinibdella from this image?

 
Hi Ray Identifying from phot
Hi Ray
Identifying from photographic images is of course always risky because the finer genus- and species characteristics are most of the times not determinable. In this case the form of the palp, especialy the tibiotarsus,was my guide.

 
Thank you, Jacob.
I'm moving it there.

Bdellidae
This mite was identified as a member of Bdellidae (in the same superfamily as Cunaxidae) by:

Dr. David Evans Walter
Senior Research Scientist
Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 805123-1177

Moved
Moved from Predatory Mites.

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