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Orange mites on moorland?
Observed: 21st May 2012 By: nightfly
Added: 20th February 2013
Several tiny orange mites on the surface of rain water collected in an empty sheep lick tub on moorland. Mite on fingertip for scale. Approx 1mm- 1.5mm long. I think they were on the water by accident and would have prefered to have been on the surrounding grasses? I am assuming they are mites- they might be springtails of some sort.