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Spider parasite

Observed: 20th August 2011 By: HeatherbellHeatherbell’s reputation in Invertebrates
Spider parasite?
Spider parasite? 1
Description:
Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Erythraeid mites
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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fly wasp or beetle larvae?

found a clip on you tube of an insect lavae "running away" from dead spider after it had finished with it! Grim but cool! Could it be off to pupate?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZV2MJxybQI

This certainly doesn't look like a mite