Kitchen mite

Kitchen mite

Observation - Kitchen mite - UK and Ireland. Description: Microscopic mite - at most 0.5mm across including 'hairs', body perhaps 0.25mm long. Pale, active. Found in kitchen on espresso machine milk nozzle (after several weeks with nobody home!). UPDATED: a whole colony found apparently feeding on coffee grounds

Microscopic mite - at most 0.5mm across including 'hairs', body perhaps 0.25mm long. Pale, active. Found in kitchen on espresso machine milk nozzle (after several weeks with nobody home!). UPDATED: a whole colony found apparently feeding on coffee grounds. Largest as above, but many smaller, down to ~0.1mm.