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May 13, 2012 8:30 PM

Identification request

I think this is a bug.

 

It was very small (approx 2-3 mm) and quite fast moving so it's not impossible that it was actually a beetle whose wing cases we didn't get a look at.

It was found yesterday, weather was very warm. IT was on the brick edging of a gravelled patch of garden.

 

You can't entirely tell from the photo (sorry, it wsa just taken on my phone) but it's front leg pair came from the "neck", then there was a large gap before both back leg pairs came together. When flipped gently onto its back, its underside appeared smoothe.558492_10150754123771706_697931705_9540797_86575820_n.jpg

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    May 13, 2012 8:55 PM (in response to fyrefli)
    Re: Identification request

    Trombidium holosericeum - a velvet mite maybe?? I'm not entirely sure though.. Some in this genus are quite fluffy looking and from the photo, this chappy looks more waxy..

     

    p.s. mites are part of the arachnid class

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