Chauliognathus lugubris

Plague Soldier Beetle


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Red mites on Plague Soldier Beetles.
The mites are at the larval stage with 6 long hairy legs instead of 8 legs as in the adult.

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  2013-02-03 12:05 PM


  -37.373141 , 144.595637


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  1. Suzanne Jones  Very interesting! I wondered why the mites only had 6 legs.

    Reply • 13 Nov 2014

    • David Francis  I think the larval stage of mites have 6 legs then develop into the 8-legged nyphal stages and adult

      Reply • 13 Nov 2014

NS Observation No. 53B39856E35EB1298400FE4B
Created 2013-02-04 02:18 AM (almost 7 years ago)
Created By David Francis
Updated 2018-08-02 12:45 PM (over 1 year ago)
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