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Mesostigs (Order Mesostigmata)

Observer

izafarr

Date

January 19, 2022 03:19 PM EST

Description

On Odontotaenius disjunctus

Mesostigs - Photo no rights reserved
rayfisher's ID: Mesostigs (Order Mesostigmata)
Added on January 21, 2022
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muddles

Date

December 22, 2021 01:56 PM AEDT
Leptus - Photo (c) Jason Michael Crockwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
rayfisher's ID: Genus Leptus, a member of Velvet Mites, Chiggers, and Relatives (Infraorder Trombidia)
Added on January 20, 2022
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Observer

alexis_orion

Date

January 18, 2022 12:33 PM CET

Description

being eaten by a Preudoscorpion: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/105275148

Parasitidae - Photo (c) Christophe Quintin, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rayfisher's ID: Family Parasitidae, a member of Mesostigs (Order Mesostigmata)
Added on January 20, 2022
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sebastianploner

Date

August 8, 2021 10:24 AM UTC
Erythraeinae - Photo (c) Nikolai Vladimirov, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rayfisher's ID: Subfamily Erythraeinae, a member of Velvet Mites, Chiggers, and Relatives (Infraorder Trombidia)
Added on January 20, 2022
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panagiotisd

Date

January 16, 2022 05:43 PM EET
Cunaxidae - Photo (c) pmbrousseau, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rayfisher's ID: Family Cunaxidae, a member of Bdelloid Mites (Superfamily Bdelloidea)
Added on January 18, 2022
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What

Giant Velvet Mites (Genus Dinothrombium)

Observer

malcolmdee

Date

December 19, 2021 09:09 AM SAST

Description

It did rain the night before.

Giant Velvet Mites - Photo (c) Vishal Bhave, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Vishals_Lab
rayfisher's ID: Giant Velvet Mites (Genus Dinothrombium)
Added on January 18, 2022
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What

Sumo Mites (Genus Allothrombium)

Observer

tiagojrc

Date

January 1, 2022 01:27 AM WET
Sumo Mites - Photo no rights reserved
rayfisher's ID: Sumo Mites (Genus Allothrombium)
Added on January 18, 2022
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What

True Velvet Mites (Family Trombidiidae)

Observer

pseudomyrmex

Date

January 13, 2022 04:06 PM MST

Description

The baby notes are out this time of year. I always thought the adults only appeared at the beginning of the monsoon so it’s fun to see them out now.

True Velvet Mites - Photo (c) Thomas Shahan, some rights reserved (CC BY)
rayfisher's ID: True Velvet Mites (Family Trombidiidae)
Added on January 14, 2022
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What

Giant Velvet Mites (Genus Dinothrombium)

Observer

geichhorn

Date

November 1, 2017 07:55 AM MST
Giant Velvet Mites - Photo (c) Vishal Bhave, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Vishals_Lab
rayfisher's ID: Giant Velvet Mites (Genus Dinothrombium)
Added on January 14, 2022
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Observer

sc_beetles

Date

July 5, 2014 02:11 PM EDT
Ummidia - Photo (c) jorozko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
rayfisher's ID: Genus Ummidia, a member of Halonoproctid Trapdoor Spiders (Family Halonoproctidae)
Added on January 14, 2022
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Observer

ilia_ogol

Date

October 6, 2021 09:52 AM MSK

Description

На Polistes spp.

Leptus - Photo (c) Jason Michael Crockwell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
rayfisher's ID: Genus Leptus, a member of Velvet Mites, Chiggers, and Relatives (Infraorder Trombidia)
Added on January 13, 2022
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Observer

juanan_campos

Date

May 7, 2021 01:42 PM UTC
Trombidium - Photo (c) Ryan, all rights reserved
rayfisher's ID: Genus Trombidium, a member of True Velvet Mites (Family Trombidiidae)
Added on January 13, 2022
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Photos / Sounds

Date

January 12, 2022 03:51 PM CST

Description

Cool ones! Under a rock.

Smaridinae - Photo (c) Damien Brouste, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rayfisher's ID: Subfamily Smaridinae, a member of Velvet Mites, Chiggers, and Relatives (Infraorder Trombidia)
Added on January 13, 2022
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What

Sidewalk Mites (Genus Balaustium)

Observer

naturephotosuze

Date

January 8, 2022 03:10 PM PST

Description

Tujunga Wash
I believe this is the same species I found last year in the same general location---haven't seen any mites with this pattern except here. It was on yerba santa

Sidewalk Mites - Photo (c) Ted Kropiewnicki, some rights reserved (CC BY)
rayfisher's ID: Sidewalk Mites (Genus Balaustium)
Added on January 13, 2022
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What

True Velvet Mites (Family Trombidiidae)

Observer

yuriydanilevsky

Date

October 20, 2017 11:25 PM +14
Allothrombiinae - Photo (c) Kym Nicolson, some rights reserved (CC BY)
rayfisher's ID: Subfamily Allothrombiinae, a member of True Velvet Mites (Family Trombidiidae)
Added on January 13, 2022
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Observer

sbushes

Date

January 17, 2021 07:19 PM GMT

Description

Penta something, on forked veilwort

Penthaleus - Photo (c) Sandra-Photographie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
rayfisher's ID: Genus Penthaleus, a member of Prostigs (Suborder Prostigmata)
Added on January 12, 2022
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What

Giant Velvet Mites (Genus Dinothrombium)

Observer

col_karoo

Date

December 7, 2021 06:54 AM EET
Giant Velvet Mites - Photo (c) Vishal Bhave, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Vishals_Lab
rayfisher's ID: Giant Velvet Mites (Genus Dinothrombium)
Added on January 11, 2022
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Observer

iona12

Date

December 19, 2021 04:06 PM UTC

Description

I think these are blue oat mites? I saw them on this rock, and for several days running they seemed to be making little silk bivouacs in the moss. I saw a mite walking repeatedly over the same bit of silk, like it was spinning it. The other mites didn't show interest in the ones that were spinning. They did not go under the silk. After a few days they seemed to abandon the silk and I didn't see them on the rock in such great numbers (they were still some there though). Nothing (like eggs or young) seemed to be under the silk, it just looked like a little platform of fine, tight silk. The areas of silk were very well defined oval shapes, not fuzzy or irregular, each one was not connected. Each was a thin platform, connecting to the rock or moss at the edges with a space underneath. I saw nothing get stuck in the silk. I guess this was some kind of courtship thing?

Blue oat mites are not known to spin silk. It has been suggested that the 'silk' was actually a fungus they were eating. The mites I saw didn't seem really interested in the silky stuff, they just walked over it, I'd expect them to stop for longer if they were eating it? I saw several mossy rocks with this silky stuff on. Each rock also had these mites on it. The rocks without mites didn't have the stuff on them. This could mean the mites were searching out the fungus?
The mites seem to live on those rocks all year, not just when there's this stuff on them.
I saw these little patches of silky stuff on bare rocks too, not just mossy ones.
I've never noticed anything like this before.
One of these photos is from the 19/12/2021 the rest are from the 16/12/2021.

Penthaleus - Photo (c) Sandra-Photographie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
rayfisher's ID: Genus Penthaleus, a member of Prostigs (Suborder Prostigmata)
Added on January 11, 2022
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Observer

raul_horacio_mak

Date

January 7, 2022 04:45 PM -03
Paraphanolophus - Photo (c) Robby Deans, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rayfisher's ID: Genus Paraphanolophus, a member of Velvet Mites, Chiggers, and Relatives (Infraorder Trombidia)
Added on January 10, 2022
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brent_baker

Date

March 14, 2019 10:56 AM -05
Disonycha caroliniana - Photo (c) Carolyn Gritzmaker, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rayfisher's ID: Disonycha caroliniana, a member of Flea Beetles (Tribe Alticini)
Added on January 10, 2022
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What

Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta)

Observer

brent_baker

Date

March 20, 2019 12:43 PM CDT
Red Imported Fire Ant - Photo (c) Judy Gallagher, some rights reserved (CC BY)
rayfisher's ID: Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta)
Added on January 10, 2022
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What

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Observer

brent_baker

Date

May 17, 2019 11:58 AM CDT

Description

on Antennaria

American Lady - Photo (c) Royal Tyler, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
rayfisher's ID: American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Added on January 10, 2022
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What

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Observer

brent_baker

Date

May 17, 2019 02:10 PM CDT

Description

on Aristolochia tomentosa

Pipevine Swallowtail - Photo (c) Edward Perry IV, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rayfisher's ID: Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Added on January 10, 2022
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What

Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

Observer

brent_baker

Date

May 14, 2019 11:18 AM CDT
Question Mark - Photo (c) Mikael Behrens, all rights reserved
rayfisher's ID: Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
Added on January 10, 2022
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What

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Observer

brent_baker

Date

June 2020
Black Swallowtail - Photo (c) Steve Collins, all rights reserved
rayfisher's ID: Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Added on January 10, 2022
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What

Texas Brown Tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi)

Observer

brent_baker

Date

April 2020
Texas Brown Tarantula - Photo (c) mattbuckingham, all rights reserved
rayfisher's ID: Texas Brown Tarantula (Aphonopelma hentzi)
Added on January 10, 2022
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What

Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum)

Observer

brent_baker

Date

May 22, 2019 04:40 PM CDT

Description

One of about a dozen crawling on driver's side door of vehicle waiting to ambush me when I returned from a day in the field!

Lone Star Tick - Photo (c) Katja Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY)
rayfisher's ID: Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum)
Added on January 10, 2022
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Grape Tube Gallmaker (Ampelomyia viticola)

Observer

brent_baker

Date

June 17, 2020 02:02 PM CDT
Grape Tube Gallmaker - Photo (c) smwhite, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
rayfisher's ID: Grape Tube Gallmaker (Ampelomyia viticola)
Added on January 10, 2022
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American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Observer

brent_baker

Date

June 23, 2020 05:26 PM CDT
American Lady - Photo (c) Royal Tyler, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
rayfisher's ID: American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Added on January 10, 2022
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What

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Observer

brent_baker

Date

July 1, 2020 12:29 PM CDT
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Photo (c) Don Sniegowski, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
rayfisher's ID: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Added on January 10, 2022
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