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Beetle larvae with mites

Paropsisterna sp.


The larvae of some Paropsisterna hide under bark during the daytime. This particular cluster have an infestaton of red mites. The species that hide under bark include Trachymela but I expect these are Paropsisterna morio or Paropsisterna semivittata which were found on the same tree.


Pound Bend Road Warrandyte

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MartinL 4 years ago

Yes, some of them appear quite stunted

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

A tough start to life.

MartinL 4 years ago

Thanks Maria.
I have added it.

Maria dB
Maria dB 4 years ago

Nice spotting - it might fit into the mission on arthropods parasitized by other arthropods: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1338...

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Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.73, Long: 145.20

Spotted on Nov 15, 2014
Submitted on Nov 15, 2014

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