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Tick or Mite

Observed: 16th May 2011 By: iaindownie
tick-collage
Description:

Large (2.5mm body), fast moving mite, with a light spot on back and pale to dark legs. Several found on a chalky bank in Thetford, Breckland type habitat.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Harvestman
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

iaindownie's picture

Don't think it's a

Don't think it's a Harvestmen, unless it's a juvenile. There are no ocular area features, nor obvious pedipalps. It's very like a Red Velvet Mite Trombidium holosericeum (in size and morphology), but I wondered about the light spot as a different species.

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Its a mite

It doesn't look hairy so probably not a velvet mite, but I've no idea which family it is.