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Phoretic Mite - Poecilochirus carabi complex *Tentative species ID<br />
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This mite, along with a bunch of others, was hitching a ride on a Nicrophorus sp. beetle.<br />
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Habitat: On a silphid beetle that was attracted to a 395 nm LED light at night Geotagged,Nicrophorus,Poecilochirus,Poecilochirus carabi,Silphidae,Spring,United States,mite,phoresy,phoretic mite Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Phoretic Mite - Poecilochirus carabi complex

*Tentative species ID

This mite, along with a bunch of others, was hitching a ride on a Nicrophorus sp. beetle.

Habitat: On a silphid beetle that was attracted to a 395 nm LED light at night

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  1. ooooh! cool! Posted 7 days ago

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Poecilochirus carabi are phoretic mites in the Poecilochirus carabi species complex. They inhabit vertebrate carrion and ride on silphid beetles.

Similar species: mesostigmata
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Nov 23, 2021. Captured Apr 19, 2020 08:43 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm