(Poecilochirus carabi)

(Poecilochirus carabi)

Observation - (Poecilochirus carabi) - UK and Ireland. Description: A number of small, orange-brown phoretic mites being carried by a Black Sexton Beetle (Nicrophorus h

A number of small, orange-brown phoretic mites being carried by a Black Sexton Beetle (Nicrophorus humator). Mites probably Acari sp.
Edit: title changed in line with Matthew Shepherd's ID. Many thanks for the ID and the fascinating information.