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Whirligig Mite

Anystis sp.

Description:

Tiny red mite resembling a spider. Legs are nearly translucent near body then turns red. There is light colored setae (hair) on the body and the palp is red. Last image shows a slight color pattern on the dorsal shield.

Habitat:

Cape Honeysuckle leaf in backyard. Last image is of the mite after it crawled to an unknown leaf.

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4 Comments

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

You're welcome asergio. It definitely looks like a mite too!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Thank you Cindy, I think you helped me to correct a mistake:

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/776...

Seems that my spot is a mite too!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Thank you Longmustache. These little one's are fast so it wasn't easy!

windmustache
windmustache 10 years ago

Great macro!!

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 8, 2011
Submitted on Nov 8, 2011

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