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Reddish Mite

Reddish Mite
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
January 20, 2007
Size: 1.5mm or a tiny bit less
This one looked a lot like this one:
I had trouble getting this one in focus, but it was not velvet-looking, in any way. It didn't move particularly fast, either. I would have thought it was one of the Globular springtails that were in the area, except the shape was wrong. I found this under a board in my garden.

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Reddish Mite Reddish Mite

Moved from Pergamasinae.

Moved from Mesostigmata.

This is the male Pergamasid again
Note heavily armoured second legs for grasping female during intercourse.

Moved from Mites and Ticks.

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