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Anystis cf. baccata 14-06-2011
Anystis cf. baccata
a (land)mite 1.2 mm

My wife caught this (land) mite that was crawling on her sweater. This could be Anystis baccata, I have seen many pictures of that species and there is a strong resemblance. Anyway, it's a good example of an Anystid mite, that looks a lot like some watermite species. Compare for example Hydryphantes. The Anystis specimen on the picture moved fast, but paused from time to time. The head is covered with a few sand grains. Notice the long setae ("hairs") on the body.





Below some other pictures of this mite.

Anystis cf. baccata 14-06-2011


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